On 07/31/2017 08:05 PM, Jérémy Lal wrote:
> Hi team,
>
> 2017-07-31 19:17 GMT+02:00 Tollef Fog Heen <tfh...@debian.org
> <mailto:tfh...@debian.org>>:
>
>
>     The technical committee was asked in bug #862051 to revisit the
>     decision in
>     bug #614907 (conflict between the ax25-node package and the nodejs
>     package).
>
>     === Resolution ===
>
>     The Technical Committee recognises that circumstances change in ways
>     that make previous resolutions no longer appropriate.  In 2012, it was
>     resolved that the nodejs package should not provide /usr/bin/node
>     due to
>     the historical conflict with the ax25-node package.  Node.js is still
>     quite popular and the ax25-node package is no longer in stable,
>     testing
>     or unstable so the requirement for nodejs to not provide /usr/bin/node
>     no longer applies.
>
>     The Committee therefore resolves that:
>
>     1. The CTTE decision from 2012-07-12 in bug #614907 is repealed.
>
>     This means Debian's normal policies and practices take over and the
>     nodejs package is free to provide /usr/bin/node.  The migration should
>     be managed according to Debian's usual backwards-compatibility
>     arrangements.
>
>     === End Resolution ===
>
>     Please see http://bugs.debian.org/862051 for discussion of this bug.
>
>
> Next time i'll upload nodejs, it will be with /usr/bin/node and
> /usr/bin/nodejs.
> After that, please stop patching modules shebangs.
> I suspect it is a bad idea to keep /usr/bin/nodejs forever, so
> hopefully it will
> be possible to remove it before buster.
>
> Regards,
> Jérémy.
>
>
>

Once that is done, I will tweak
https://wiki.debian.org/Javascript/Nodejs/Manual and
https://wiki.debian.org/Javascript/Nodejs for new team members if you like.

Should we eventually add something to the buster release notes to warn
those users/developers that might have been unaware of nodejs-legacy,
and developed their own stuff using /usr/bin/nodejs? Or is that likely
to be a rare situation?

Cheers,

Ross

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