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Bug 26289 - creating symbolic link to xchat (from xchat-2) - truly minor :)
Summary: creating symbolic link to xchat (from xchat-2) - truly minor :)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High trivial (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
: 26502 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-08-09 12:57 UTC by Itay Meir
Modified: 2003-08-12 15:03 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

the ebuild with creating of sym. link (xchat-2.0.4.ebuild,1.71 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-08-09 12:59 UTC, Itay Meir
the ebuild with creating of sym. link (xchat-2.0.4.ebuild,1.71 KB, text/plain)
2003-08-09 12:59 UTC, Itay Meir

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Description Itay Meir 2003-08-09 12:57:14 UTC
but useful... :)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Itay Meir 2003-08-09 12:59:16 UTC
Created attachment 15825 [details]
the ebuild with creating of sym. link
Comment 2 Itay Meir 2003-08-09 12:59:35 UTC
Created attachment 15826 [details]
the ebuild with creating of sym. link
Comment 3 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-08-09 13:09:01 UTC
How would that work if I have xchat-1 and xchat-2 installed ?
Comment 4 Itay Meir 2003-08-09 13:28:24 UTC
you would emerge mozilla 1.2 and mozilla 0.97 in the same machine? so why should you emerge xchat-1 and xchat-2 in the same machine?
Comment 5 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-08-09 14:24:29 UTC
This at a certain point was the behaviour, but i never approved that change. It's a bad habit having 2 versions occupy the same files, portage behaviour around this is not documented so cant be guaranteed to be consistent.

At this time i don't feel it would be wise to add a symlink.

There is another bug on this, with the reasoning behind it. Please do search before you submit.
Comment 6 shimi 2003-08-09 21:36:18 UTC
So at least add something in the end of emerge that says: "Although you used emerge xchat (and NOT emerge xchat-2), the executable name is xchat-2.". I don't see how would the common user is supposed to guess that. I was wandering around till I was told I am looking on the wrong place.

This could be differently resolved if the package name was xchat-2, and then emerge xchat would NOT work, and I would have needed to use emerge -S xchat to find out that it's xchat-2.

I really think that if xchat-2 is what you get when you "emerge xchat", "xchat" should run the program. But that's just me...
Comment 7 Spider (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-08-12 15:03:38 UTC
*** Bug 26502 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***