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

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 09:13:19 -0700

Andrew Deason <adeason@sinenomine.net> writes:
> Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> wrote:

>> 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 namespace.

> Would it be appropriate to also have an optional compat package that
> could symlink the original names?

Yeah, we could do that, I suppose, although it's going to be hard to know
when to drop the package.  Although I'd really rather do something that
OpenAFS is also going to adopt, since I have to rename the command in all
the man pages.

> Either way, sure, makes sense to me. But the people that actually use
> those commands really do need to say something, even if it's just "yes,
> sounds good".

Yes, indeed.

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