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Bug 875161 - net-analyzer/netcat is soft blocking net-analyzer/openbsd-netcat-1.195
Summary: net-analyzer/netcat is soft blocking net-analyzer/openbsd-netcat-1.195
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Sam James
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-10-04 18:18 UTC by Sergei
Modified: 2022-10-04 21:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Sergei 2022-10-04 18:18:35 UTC
[blocks B      ] net-analyzer/netcat ("net-analyzer/netcat" is soft blocking net-analyzer/openbsd-netcat-1.195)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.emerge app-emulation/virt-manager

These two different versions have different functional components. Why not name the compiled file bsd-netcat so that net-analyzer/netcat and net-analyzer/openbsd-netcat don't conflict?
Comment 1 Sergei 2022-10-04 18:23:06 UTC
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge net-analyzer/netcat
2.emerge app-emulation/virt-manager
Comment 2 Sam James archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2022-10-04 18:27:43 UTC
We could probably add a USE flag or even an eselect module (lol) for it, but people who install one netcat might well want it to be their system's /usr/bin/nc, so I don't think it's as simple as unconditionally renaming one IMO.