Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Sat Feb 17 04:56:48 UTC 2018
Hal Murray via devel <devel at ntpsec.org>:
> How do other projects with similar name clashes handle things?
Distro packagers check for these sorts of collisions and declare
packages to be "conflicting" when they're found. Comnflicting
pacjages may be registered as "alternatives" in which case the package
system has logic to prevent them from being installed at the same
the ntpsec-vs-Classic name clash is not even a particularly
exceptional situation - there gave been forks of base utilities
before. There are, for example, a couple of different
implementartions of ssh/sshd floating around.
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