[tex4ht] Collision of /usr/bin/ht with HT Editor

Alexey Torkhov atorkhov at gmail.com
Mon May 6 22:09:26 CEST 2013


Tex4HT provides 'ht' script that gets installed into /usr/bin/ht by most
linux distributions. But, there also exists so called HT Editor, which is
hexeditor with disassembler - http://hte.sourceforge.net (yes, they have
hte in hostname, but distribute themselves as 'ht' binary). So, here comes
the conflict :) This conflict happened in linux distributions before and
was resolved differently:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=128188 - in Debian, 'ht'
binary from ht package was renamed 'hte',
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=727939 - in OpenSuSE ht and
tex4ht packages made to conflict each other,
in Fedora before previous release 'ht' binary from tex4ht was renamed to
'tex4ht-ht', now packages are conflicting.
Probably, userbase of Tex4HT and HT Editor are not overlapping, so it
wasn't gotten any other attention.

So, in quest to make world more perfect :) there is the question: could
ht.sh/ht script be renamed in Tex4HT upstream, or maybe it wasn't supposed
to be exposed to enduser at all, etc? Or solution should be seeked
elsewhere? I've seen it get mentions in mk4ht script, some documentation
and Makefiles.

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