[racket-dev] scribble -- an ncurses game

From: James McCoy (jamessan at debian.org)
Date: Tue Dec 13 22:03:07 EST 2011

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 07:31:56PM -0500, Neil Van Dyke wrote:
> Jon Rafkind wrote at 12/13/2011 06:27 PM:
> >A user of mine alerted me to the fact that 'scribble' is a crossword
> >puzzle similar to scrabble. He had it installed in ubuntu so when he
> >typed make in my source tree he ended up playing a game instead of
> >generating documentation.
> Given how massive Debian (and, therefore, Ubuntu) is, it's not too
> surprising that something is already called "Scribble", but it's a
> pain.
> I don't know what PLT wants to do about this, but a Debian
> maintainer will probably eventually make the call if PLT doesn't
> first.

:) I (and David) would rather have the upstream projects figure it out
so it's not "Darn that Debian, always making their own changes."

> Here's a Debian package name search, showing multiple Scribbles:
> http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=scribble

A more relevant search is a search of the filenames:


> Based on past experience, I think that, if a Debian package
> maintainer is trying to package Racket, and they see that there is
> already a "scribble" executable, they will rename Racket's
> "scribble" executable to something else, like "racket-scribble".

If neither of the upstream projects (or the package maintainers) are
willing to do the rename, then we rename both binaries.

GPG Key: 4096R/331BA3DB 2011-12-05 James McCoy <jamessan at debian.org>
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