Confusing namespace for git in Intrepid repository

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Oct 22 13:43:03 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 22 October 2008 09:30, Andrew Sayers wrote:
> Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > On Wednesday 22 October 2008 09:07, Ethan Baldridge wrote:
> <snip - package "git" should install Git, not GIT>
> > You would think that, but the package git predates the existance of Git
> > the DVCS, so until it's removed/renamed, no.
> >
> > Scott K
> How about changing the package's description so that the acronym for GNU
> Interactive Tools is always "GIT" (all caps), and adding a paragraph
> description like:
> Note: the GNU Interactive Tools (GIT) are not related to the Git version
> control system, which is available in the git-core package.
> That would at least give people a fighting chance to work out what's
> going on.
We currently get the git package from Debian unmodified, so it'd be up to the 
Debian maintainer to decide.  

Scott K

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