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Re: [ITP] moreutils 0.61
On 16/11/17 15:08, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
On Wednesday 15 November 2017 at 08:52 pm +0000, Tony Kelman wrote:
- parallel: run multiple jobs at once
I'd be hesitatnt to package that since it directly clashes with GNU
parallel (not available on Cygwin yet).
Hmm. I wasn't aware of GNU parallel, and I'm not sure how that sort of
problem is generally handled. Possibly that could be broken out into a
separate package to make it easier for folk to install one or the other?
I considered and decided against breaking the entire lot into separate
packages, but this is perhaps a good argument for at least separating
This has been a long source of tension between moreutils' author and the
debian packager (probably fedora and other distros too). I don't know off
the top of my head what solution those distros have come up with for the
name conflict but they may be doing something worth investigating and
I have made frequent use of mispipe and ts, and would probably use other
pieces of moreutils if I remembered them better, so I'd use and appreciate
a cygwin package of them - assuming a solution is found to the potential
It looks like both OS X's Homebrew and Debian's Apt deal with this by
just having the packages conflict.
Several other distros do likewise: Fedora / CentOS, openSUSE, Slackware,