[OpenAFS] Naming of "backup" and "up" commands

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 17:51:40 -0700

In the Debian packaging for OpenAFS, I've renamed the "up" command to
"afs-up" for years now.  There's now also a conflict with the "backup"
command (which is a horrible name for a command), and I'm rather tempted
to do the same thing, but since it's a whole command suite with multiple
documentation pages and cross-references, it's more of an undertaking.

What would people think if I submitted a patch to OpenAFS to rename up to
afs-up and backup to afs-backup?  Would that break a bunch of critical
software?  It would be really nice to fix AFS's camping on obvious

Failing that, I'm probably going to split butc, backup, and fms into a
separate package to make it easier for other packages to conflict with it
due to the poorly-chosen command name instead of conflicting with all of

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>