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Re: duplicate filenames in the different packages [qstat vs. torque]



On Fri, 04 Aug 2006 11:19:25 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:

> Hi, folks!
> 
> Tonight I've received the following bug
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=201279
> 
> I'm packager of the qstat tool. But the torque (in torque-client) 
> already consists the /usr/bin/qstat.
> 
> And main question here: what should I do?

In general, it is always bad if packages pollute the namespace of a global
search location like /usr/bin with a filename that is not related to the
package name.

Why isn't this program called "torque-qstat"? You could patch it and
rename it like that. What is the sense in creating such a short and
generic name like "qstat"? Is the program useful outside of "torque"?
Could it be placed in /usr/libexec/torque/qstat instead if not renamed?

Btw, I don't like the growing tendency among packagers to suggest explicit
Conflicts in Fedora Extras in favour of working on making packages coexist
nicely whether with the help of upstream or not.


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