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



On Fri, 4 Aug 2006 09:32:39 -0700, Garrick Staples wrote:

> Why bother with a Conflicts: tag?  They already conflict, don't they?

Explicit "Conflicts" make it clear that the conflict is intentional
and known.

Explicit "Conflicts" can be queried/examined/resolved more easily than
finding out about it no later than with a first transaction check.

> The name "qstat" is actually a requirement in POSIX 1003.2d, and as Axel
> stated, it has been implemented by many batch queueing systems over the
> decades.

Valid point. The general part of my comment holds true, though, since
for several other packages, pollution of /usr/bin or /usr/include is
a reoccuring problem. It quickly gets nasty when example programs or
small binary tools with very generic names are pulled in together
with library packages. Generic file names are worth a second look during
package review.


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