On 08/01/2017 09:14 AM, Jérémy Lal wrote:
>
>
> 2017-08-01 7:59 GMT+02:00 Ross Gammon <javascr...@the-gammons.net
> <mailto:javascr...@the-gammons.net>>:
>
>     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 The CTTE decision from 2012-07-12 in bug #614907 is repealed.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
>     <https://wiki.debian.org/Javascript/Nodejs/Manual> and
>     https://wiki.debian.org/Javascript/Nodejs
>     <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?
>
>
> I suppose it's important enough to, yes.
>
> Jérémy

Done - please double check someone!

Where are we with npm2deb. Should I submit a bug, or has it already been
fixed? Sorry - I am suck on Stretch on my laptop (waiting for more
time), so I do lots of manual fixing when working on a new package ATM.

Backports - It struck me when doing the updates to the wiki that we
might need a versioned depends on nodejs [Build-Depends: nodejs (>=
4.8.3~dfsg-1~) to make it clear for people (like Andreas Tille) that
might want to start backporting node stuff to stretch. Otherwise they
will need to add back the patches to make things work.

Also I note on the wiki that the "nodejs-abi" might become a mandatory
goal for Stretch! Where did we get with that? Should we make it
mandatory for Buster?

Cheers,

Ross

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