2016-02-27 15:27 GMT+01:00 Jérémy Lal <kapo...@melix.org>:

>
>
> 2016-02-27 15:11 GMT+01:00 Jonas Smedegaard <d...@jones.dk>:
>
>> 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.
>>
>
> I disagree with your opinion: you see malice where i see ignorance, read
> for
> example
> https://github.com/santinic/how2/issues/24#issuecomment-189619467
>
> Though it's true that i could ask for a bit more nodejs upstream
> documentation.
>

That piece of information was already on upstream documentation site, though
said in a confusing way.
This tries to improve their formulation:
https://github.com/nodejs/nodejs.org/pull/542

So i step back from my original idea: nodejs-legacy is already enough
documented
that it would just add more confusion to rename it.

- Jérémy
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