On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 10:03 PM, Matthew Miller
<mat...@fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Does this package exist in other distros? Doing what they do is usually
> a good choice. Most ideally, you convince the upstream to switch to a
> compatible name.

Apparently, the way this is done in Debian [1] is that the program is
installed as /usr/bin/prename and provided as an alternative to the
util-linux version of /usr/bin/rename via the alternatives system.
(After learning that I was able to find the Fedora copr by searching
for "Fedora prename").

However our packaging guidelines say alternatives binaries should be
given a suffix [2]. So maybe a reasonable thing to do is:

* call the package "prename" for cross-distro compatibility.
* install the binary as "rename.pl" or something but provide
/usr/bin/prename via symlink.
* propose (I'm not sure if this is a big enough change to need the
change process, but it should be discussed) making rename into an


[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Alternatives

Ben Rosser
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