On Thu, 31 Aug 2017, Julien Puydt wrote:

> May I suggest to have /usr/bin/nodejs print a nice deprecation warning
> to use /usr/bin/node, and just *never* remove it?


On Thu, 31 Aug 2017, Didier 'OdyX' Raboud wrote:

> Le jeudi, 31 août 2017, 13.52:00 h CEST Jérémy Lal a écrit :
> > 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.
>
> This seems like a very good plan to me: let /u/b/nodejs spit out a deprecation
> warning to stderr / syslog but pass all arguments to /u/b/node in Buster;


This *will* break scripts. There’s also:

x=$(nodejs progname --version 2>&1 >/dev/null | head -n 1)

Yes, I saw this break in other programs that suddenly decided
to add extra messages to either stdout and stderr, multiple times.

bye,
//mirabilos
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