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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