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Re: Rename GNU fdisk to GUILE diskutils

From: Christopher Lemmer Webber
Subject: Re: Rename GNU fdisk to GUILE diskutils
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 07:55:51 -0600
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Richard Stallman writes:

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>   > I'm sorry but I do not agree. Guile is not an implementation detail in
>   > this case. It means that the package is based on Guile. It's like xterm
>   > (a terminal for x window), gnome-terminal (a terminal based on the GNOME
>   > framework) and so on.
> The reason this is not just an implementation detail, 
> according to Christian, is that the dependence on Guile affects prerequisites.
> He thinks it would be inconvenient to put Guile-dependent programs
> and non-Guile-dependent programs together in one package.
> What do the rest of you think about this?

I think that if the package maintainer feels strongly about this, it's
reasonable to give them some leverage to rename the package.

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