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Both of the packages you mentioned, are simply synchronized from the upstream Debian repository. If one of the packages supersedes the other, from upstream of Debian, then it might be worthwhile to contact the maintainers of the Debian packages, and handle the deprecation and replacement of the superseded package appropriately. Then, once fixed in Debian, ...


Is it possible to make python-ftpdlib package to provide the same binary? What you are suggesting is undesirable in many ways: Two packages providing the same file (the binary) means you can't install both at once (or you need a tedious dpkg-alternatives script in place). pyftpd is not pyftpdlib so calling them the same thing will confuse people. Why ...

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