On Fri, Sep 01, 2017 at 11:41:36AM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote: > One thing you I would consider is that it would be nice if scripts in > Debian packages were made more portable to other distros. So Debian > packages should gradually change to use /usr/bin/node. I am very > conservative about these things because I like to keep backporting > (within Debian) as easy as possible. So if I were the maintainer of a > node.js package which had scripts mentioning /usr/bin/nodejs, I would > probably make that change in buster+1 rather than in buster.
It's enough to depend on nodejs (>= 6.11.2~dfsg-1) | nodejs-legacy And then you can backport it to whatever debian release you like the most. > In buster+1 you should probably consider asking for a lintian warning > about references to /usr/bin/nodejs. Not because you intend to drop > /usr/bin/nodejs ever (why do that - see previous emails) but because > it would be better, as I've just discussed, for Debian packages to > contain fewer hurdles to adoption elsewhere. That's already done. https://anonscm.debian.org/git/lintian/lintian.git/commit/?id=4ea7bdf953e1fb23bfc85830ad743efaf0ad0373 https://anonscm.debian.org/git/lintian/lintian.git/commit/?id=7d0c0732e792cf0a0cadeb583c9878463813e24a (will be in the next lintian release) -- regards, Mattia Rizzolo GPG Key: 66AE 2B4A FCCF 3F52 DA18 4D18 4B04 3FCD B944 4540 .''`. more about me: https://mapreri.org : :' : Launchpad user: https://launchpad.net/~mapreri `. `'` Debian QA page: https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=mattia `-
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