2017-08-17 22:08 GMT+02:00 Felipe Sateler <fsate...@debian.org>:

> Source: nodejs
> Version: 6.11.2~dfsg-2
> Severity: important
> Tags: patch
> Hi,
> Currently nodejs has a dependency loop which causes problems when
> building on buildds when the previous nodejs version is not installable
> for some reason. Fortunately, the node dependencies appear to only be
> used for building documentation. Therefore the loop can be broken by
> splitting the documentation into an Architecture: all package: this will
> make buildds not require installing nodejs to build nodejs.
> Please find a patch attached doing this. Patch is against -1 because -2
> was not in git...
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: buster/sid
>   APT prefers unstable
>   APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
> Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
> Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8),
> LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
> Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
> -- no debconf information

The loop was previously taken care of using "staged" builds.
See https://bugs.debian.org/850082

However, what you suggest seems to be a better solution.
Could you check that it is a good replacement for #850082 ?

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