[racket-dev] potentially renaming /usr/bin/planet to /usr/bin/planet-racket in Debian

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Sat Aug 18 21:28:45 EDT 2012

I've pushed a change to the current git version of Racket that removes
the 'planet' binary from plt/bin. (Note that 'raco planet' does all
the same things and avoids the conflict mentioned below.)


On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM, David Bremner <bremner at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi All;
> We're currently trying to figure out the right way to handle a name
> conflict in Debian between racket and an rss aggregator named
> planet-venus.
>         http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=680685
> I don't use the command /usr/bin/planet myself, so I was wondering if
> anybody could explain the likely disruption caused by (hypothetically)
> renaming it. In particular is it likely to be somether where people are
> using it from scripts or cron jobs, or would making a shell alias
> (alias planet planet-racket) suffice to avoid retraining fingers?
> Thanks
> David
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