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



On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 02:40:11PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> Michael Schwendt wrote:
> >>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.
> 
> >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?
> Thanks for opinoin, but I think some miscommunication is present here. 
> I'm not a packager of torque. As I understand you correctly the issue 
> inhere torque than qstat. Anyway I've filled bug to torque with 
> references to this maillist discussion already. I'm wating for torque 
> packager response.

The bugzilla URL would be nice.

On the use of qstat: qstat/qsub and friends have been around in
Unix/Linux queuing systems for some decades now, and it is expected by
users of these systems to find the tools under qstat and not
dqs-qstat, nqs-qstat or torque-qstat.

I'm not sure how to fix this issue, but renaming qstat in torque is
bad. Given that not many systems will run quake and a queuing managing
system in parallel maybe Conflicts: is the lesser evil.
-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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