I read through bug 614907, and I think the very best solution would be
for npm to ensure the correct node executable is referenced in each
package's executable. I don't know how feasible that would be.

Regards,
Matijs

On 15/09/16 19:22, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Jérémy Lal (2016-09-15 17:21:30)
>> 2016-09-15 17:12 GMT+02:00 Matijs van Zuijlen <mat...@matijs.net>:
>>
>>> Package: npm
>>> Version: 1.4.21+ds-2
>>> Severity: wishlist
>>>
>>> Executables installed with npm need the /usr/bin/node executable, which
>>> is provided in the nodejs-legacy package. This information is currently
>>> only in the README.Debian file. I think it would be really helpful to
>>> add nodejs-legacy to the npm package's Suggests:, or even Recommends:.
>>>
>>>
>> Well, re-reading
>> https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2012/07/msg00002.html
>> paragraph 2 says
>>
>>> No package in the archive may depend on or recommend
>>> the nodejs-legacy package, which is provided solely for upstream
>> compatibility.
>>
>> Taken literally, it doesn't forbid Suggest. Does it ?
> 
> I agree we are not forbidden from suggesting: Seems to me the choice of 
> words by the Technical Committee was deliberate, as that matches how 
> packages outside of Debian (i.e. non-free stuff) is allowed to be 
> suggested only.
> 
> 
>  - Jonas
> 

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