2017-03-18 8:29 GMT+01:00 Jonas Smedegaard <jo...@jones.dk>:
> Quoting Sven Giermann (2017-03-17 22:32:54)
>> 2017-03-17 11:22 GMT+01:00 Jonas Smedegaard <jo...@jones.dk>:
>>
>>> How about fresh install of _Debian_ wheezy (not Emdebian wheezy)?
>>>
>>
>> That's my main problem:
>> I am unable to install wheezy or jessie, passing all tests supplied
>> with the source package!
>
> My point is: How about _not_ rebuild (backport or forwardport) Nodejs
> package at all, but instead rebase system ("side-grade" - or rather
> reinstall) from unmaintained Emdebian to LTS-team-maintained Debian.
>
>
>> I was trying to stress that on my initial post, only writing the
>> initial intent for better understanding.
>
> I understand that your initial post was about forward-porting nodejs -
> i.e. rebuilding an older nodejs package on a newer Debian.
>
> I did not address your question, but side-stepped it by questioning the
> _premise_ for your question - that it is "time to change to newer
> distribution" - and consequently explore a _different_ and likely far
> less complex path not involving package recompilation.
>
> Perfectly fine if what you want to do is recompile Nodejs.  You need not
> defend your premise, I only questioned it in case your limited scope was
> unintentional.
>
> [details on rebuilding Nodejs snipped - left for others to discuss]
>
>
>>> Depending on your needs (is brand recognition a need for you?), I
>>> recommend you to consider the OSHW boards from Olimex.
>>>
>>
>> I'm fine with everything that does not cost to much and is easy to
>> purchase.
>> Is anyone able to pass all nodejs build tests on that platform?
>
> Yes: LIME2 is an armhf device, and all tests enabled in the Debian
> packaging of Nodejs passes for armhf, if that is what you mean.  Status
> for archs succeeding build (including testsuite) is here:
> https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=nodejs
>
> I believe the full _upstream_ testsuite does not succeed on _any_ Debian
> arch.  But Jéremy knows more intimately about that.

Right, a handful of upstream tests will fail - sometimes or always
depending on the test.
If you have a low number of test failures, you can assume you have a
working installation of nodejs :)

Jérémy


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