Bug 14431 - Rename mdfind to avoid conflict with mdfinder.app
Summary: Rename mdfind to avoid conflict with mdfinder.app
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Samba 4.1 and newer
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Tools (show other bugs)
Version: 4.12.3
Hardware: All All
: P5 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ralph Böhme
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-07-04 05:38 UTC by Mathieu Parent
Modified: 2021-03-29 16:19 UTC (History)
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Description Mathieu Parent 2020-07-04 05:38:58 UTC
(original report at https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=963985)

GNUstep also implements Spotlight. As such it has the mdfind binary.

To allow to install both commands (GNUstep's and Samba's), one should be renamed.

I propose : smbmdfind.
Comment 1 Ralph Böhme 2020-07-04 06:00:51 UTC
To be honest, I'm leaning toward keeping the name and let the packages declare a conflict.

Can you please check if the name mdsearch is available on Debian? It seems not to be in use on Fedora. Thanks!
Comment 3 Mathieu Parent 2020-07-04 21:21:24 UTC
I've created a MR to rename mdfind to mdsearch:

Comment 4 Samba QA Contact 2021-03-29 16:19:04 UTC
This bug was referenced in samba master: