Conflict on archlinux


#1

Hy all i received a comment on the AUR for Pencil2D.

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pencil2d-git/

 

It says

 
<h4>Commentaire de mathieu.clabaut</h4>
<p class=“timestamp”>2014-01-16 09:50</p>

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The executable conflicts with the pencil package (http://pencil.evolus.vn/).
Perhaps could you rename the executable to “pencil2d” according to the package name ?

 

Could you tell me if the Soft should really change name or if one should change the PKGBUILD especialy for arch or not.

Thanks

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#2

Legally speaking, i’m pretty sure it doesn’t matter what you call it as long as it’s not violating any trademarks.

Practically speaking, I can’t see any distribution accepting a package that contains an executable with the same name as an existing one. It’s not uncommon for a fork to retain the executable name from the original program, just until the devs get around to changing it, but i’m pretty sure it would be a good move to change it in the official source before development goes much further.


#3

Many spams in this thread. They are written in very bad french. It could be good to have a “report” button to report this kind of spam to the admin?


#4

@feeef Yeah I’ve been keeping an eye on this thread. The problem is that the report button is on each user profile. I can only mark each post as spam and report individually but they are starting to register en masse. Maybe its because there’s more activity on the forums than ever.