> People have been complaining to me that npm is considerably
> out of date. It appears that 3.2.0 is available.
However, I would like to suggest that packaging 2.13.5 is fine too,
which appears to be the latest stable version and is what
"sudo npm install npm -g" would fetch as of today.
2.13.5, which was released about a week ago on 2015-08-07,
also contains the fix by @whitty to Bug#711810:
"npm: bash completion script clobbers $COMP_WORDBREAKS"
But of course, packaging npm@3 is equally fine,
as long as we get an updated npm in Debian. ;-)