Quoting Jérémy Lal (2016-02-27 14:40:50)
> 2016-02-27 13:16 GMT+01:00 Jonas Smedegaard <d...@jones.dk>:
>> Quoting Jérémy Lal (2016-02-27 10:25:44)
>>> no newcomers ever find out that nodejs-legacy provides the
>>> nodejs -> node
>>> symlink.
>>>
>>> It is probably because the name of this package is badly chosen. Any 
>>> suggestion ?
>>>
>>> nodejs-symlink-node ?
>>
>> I find the package name descriptive: It accurately frames the _main_ 
>> trait of that package which is that it is for _legacy_ use only.
>>
>
> "legacy" can only be understood if one knows that it refers to the 
> fact it was renamed.

The place to expand on the meaning of a package name is package 
description(s - short and long) - not package name itself.


> This leads to users manually adding the symlink,

I strongly disagree: What leads to users manually adding a symlink is 
*not* a bad choice of package name, but instead the underlying reason 
for the package existing at all: Debian choosing to rename the binary.

Those manually adding a symlink probably follow advice from people 
disagreeing with the Debian naming of the binary, and therefore from 
people unlikely to change their advice based on some package rename.


 - Jonas

-- 
 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
 * Tlf.: +45 40843136  Website: http://dr.jones.dk/

 [x] quote me freely  [ ] ask before reusing  [ ] keep private

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: signature

_______________________________________________
Pkg-javascript-devel mailing list
Pkg-javascript-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org
http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-javascript-devel

Reply via email to