[aur-general] perl-rename and prename

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Tue Dec 15 11:11:59 EST 2009

> Hello,
> Still a little new to TU work :)
> There are two packages, 'perl-rename' and 'prename'.  Both provide the
> same software.
> 'prename' is out-of-date and orphaned, but IMO has a nicer name, and
> is much more well-known (votes).
> 'perl-rename' is lesser known, but maintained and up-to-date.
> I'm thinking I should advise the 'perl-rename' maintainer to take over
> 'prename' with their PKGBUILD, and then
> delete 'perl-rename', does anyone not agree?
> Thanks!
>   -- Ranguvar

Are they really the same? One is a CPAN module while the other comes
from Debian. If the Debian version is just an extract from a package
which includes the CPAN module then I would agree as it is much more
KISS to grab it directly from CPAN.


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