Hi Ansgar,

Thanks for your reply.

I think this situation meets the condition.

The case of two programs having the same functionality but different
> implementations is handled via "alternatives" or the "Conflicts" mechanism.

These two programs having the same functionality - implementation of
RFC6570; but they aren't compatible with each other.

Sun-Ze Lin  (林上智)

2016-10-18 15:57 GMT+08:00 Ansgar Burchardt <ans...@debian.org>:

> "SZ Lin (林上智)" <sz...@cs.nctu.edu.tw> writes:
> > Although these packages are not API-compatible, they are using the
> > same installation path and file name; therefore, I think "Conflict:"
> > section is needed.
> Note that Policy explicitly forbids using "Conflicts" in this case, see
> the first paragraph in [1].
>   [1] <https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-files.html#s-binaries>
> Ansgar

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