Antoine Beaupré wrote on 18/02/2019:
On 2019-02-18 17:05:58, Paride Legovini wrote:
Antoine Beaupré wrote on 18/02/2019:
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Antoine Beaupré <>

* Package name    : dt

Note that you will have to rename dt's binary (and its manpage), as the
ditrack package already installs /usr/bin/dt.

Thanks for the heads up.

Any suggestions? dnstool maybe?

What if dt would just conflict with ditrack? It doesn't seem like a
popular package (popcon 10):

Upstream also seems to be mostly dead (no release since 2008)...

Solving this kind of issue with a Conflicts line is against the Policy, I recently had this conversation in debian-devel and the answer was: No. The binary from ditrack could in principle be renamed instead of the one in your package. I would prefer this solution, but it has to be discussed in debian-devel (the policy is explicit on this).

If you end up renaming, I think 'dnstool' is a good fit. You could also try to ask upstream if they would consider renaming the project. I don't think it's a good idea to claim a 2-letter command in 2019.

Looking forward to see it packaged anyway.


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