On Sun, Aug 06, 2017 at 10:24:21PM -0400, Ben Rosser wrote:
> 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
> alternative.

Nah, please don't do that. This rename and that rename have different
option syntax, so they are not interchangeable. We're better off just
having a different name.

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