>>>> "RPJD" == Robert P J Day
RPJD> is this kind of transformation relatively common?
Yes, it is. See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Conflicts
We don't generally want packages which conflict because they include
the same binaries; when some package contains any files which are
generically named and located in standard directories. Renaming or
relocation is the standard solution.
Dealing with this situation in a package that depends on things which
have been renamed isn't usually too difficult, although in this case I
don't know what the simplest solution is. One almost wishes for a
directory containing symlinks that you could add to the head of $PATH.