Control: retitle -1 libjs-bignumber: New version available upstream: 4.0.2

On 20-May-2017, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Pirate Praveen (2017-05-20 07:57:32)
> > Most likely this was packaged as a dependency of another package
> > and that package no longer needs it.
> Debian packages should be _maintained_, not only packaged. All
> packages, not only topmost ones in dependency trees!

I agree with that. But I also agree with Praveen's point you omitted:

On 20-May-2017, Pirate Praveen wrote:
> node-bignumber is a dependency on node-mysql. Seems newer version of
> node-mysql just work fine with the current node-bignumber. If we
> have to update, we should make sure it does not break node-mysql.

Both of these – incorporate new upstream versions, don't break
dependent packages – are important facets of maintaining a Debian

Sometimes these two important directions conflict. What should be done
if the new upstream version breaks dependent packages without offering
an upgrade path?

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