On Mon, 2017-08-07 at 07:40 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 02:36:45AM +0000, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> > > 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.
> [...]
> > 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.
> Yeah. The Alternatives system should only be used in the very rare
> cases where two different programs provide the same functionality and
> drop-in equivalence to a reasonable level.

And yet we are considering making /usr/bin/python user-configurable between two
not-at-all-drop-in-equivalent binaries!

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