[Fedora-packaging] any reason why "sdcc" package transforms pgms to non-standard names?

Jason L Tibbitts III tibbs at math.uh.edu
Sun Mar 16 17:37:00 UTC 2008

>>>>> "RPJD" == Robert P J Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> writes:

RPJD>   is this kind of transformation relatively common?

Yes, it is.  See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Conflicts

We don't generally want packages which conflict because they include
the same binaries; when some package contains any files which are
generically named and located in standard directories.  Renaming or
relocation is the standard solution.

Dealing with this situation in a package that depends on things which
have been renamed isn't usually too difficult, although in this case I
don't know what the simplest solution is.  One almost wishes for a
directory containing symlinks that you could add to the head of $PATH.

 - J<

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