2017-08-31 13:25 GMT+02:00 Ian Jackson <ijack...@chiark.greenend.org.uk>:

> Philip Hands writes ("Bug#862051: nodejs (6.11.2~dfsg-1) experimental;
> urgency=medium"):
> > I guess that one could do something like moving the symlink into another
> > -legasy style package, and recomend that from the main package for one
> > release to keep upgrades happy. Then drop the recomendation, and wait
> > for popcon to show that people are not installing the package any more.
> > Then remove the package in testing early in a cycle and see if anyone
> > reports bugs about it.
> Even that would be quite unfriendly, because third party scripts might
> easily be deployed onto new Debian installs as well as existing ones.
> Also, it is imposing an administrative burden on all Debian users (the
> metadata for the -legacy package, spurious search hits, etc.).  That
> burden might be small but would be completely unjustified.

How about printing a "nice" warning explaining it would be a good idea to
move to /usr/bin/node ? Then in next next release drop the nodejs symlink.

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