libming and ploticus (Attn: SWI-Prolog maintainer)

Christopher Faylor
Mon Sep 26 16:24:00 GMT 2005

On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 06:17:39PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Sep 26 12:06, Andrew Schulman wrote:
>>>So, no, I won't change the SWI-Prolog package to create /usr/bin/pl
>>>only if it doesn't exist.  What's the problem having ploticus being
>>>named ploticus?
>>The only problem is that all of the ploticus docs refer to its
>>executable as pl.  This would certainly confuse some users, at least
>>for a while.  Of course I could add some text in the ploticus README
>>file, but most users probably wouldn't see it.
>>Is it possible to do as Igor suggested, and create a symlink from
>>/usr/bin/pl to /usr/bin/ploticus iff /usr/bin/pl doesn't already exist?
>>If the user then later installed SWI-Prolog, would the installer blow
>>up or fail to install the Prolog /usr/bin/pl?
>Sounds more confusing to me than just leaving ploticus being ploticus.
>I don't think it makes sense to use the same name for different tools
>and let them struggle for the name.

I agree.  How is this handled in linux distributions?


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