2017-10-26 21:25 GMT+02:00 Jérémy Lal <kapo...@melix.org>:

>
>
> 2017-10-26 21:03 GMT+02:00 Sruthi Chandran <s...@disroot.org>:
>
>> On Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:49:29 +0200 Jérémy Lal <kapo...@melix.org> wrote:
>> > 2017-06-13 10:11 GMT+02:00 Alexandre Rossi <alexandre.ro...@gmail.com>:
>> >
>> > > Hi,
>> > >
>> > > Any status update on this? Did the effort trying to release with
>> > > embedded deps hit a wall? How can I help?
>> > >
>> > >
>> > Right now npm 5 depends indirectly on both "request" and "got" modules,
>> > which are doing exactly the same thing. Maintaining this requires an
>> amount
>> > of forgiveness i don't have right now.
>> >
>> > Anyway here's what you would want to do:
>> > - start from an empty debian/copyright file (to avoid old dfsg
>> repackagings)
>> > - import new upstream tarball
>> > - populate debian/copyright (including everything in node_modules as
>> well),
>> > it shouldn't be that difficult.
>> >
>> > With this approach the only maintenance burden will be to update
>> > debian/copyright.
>> > Next step will be up to ftpmasters to decide if it's okay to bundle
>> > everything in
>> > that particular case.
>> >
>> > Jérémy
>>
>> I was thinking of packaging npm (by packaging individual modules)
>> working full-time for around one month. I plan to launch a crowd-funding
>> campaign similar to ones launched for packaging grunt[1] and gulp[2].
>> Before going ahead with that, wanted to know the status of your plan of
>> packaging npm. Is your plan still on or shall I go ahead with my plan?
>>
>
> My plan depends on me being available in some parallel universe.
> So YES please please please go ahead, may debian force be with you.
> I might provide some help for technical issues. Or not, depending on
> availability.
>
>
Also note that besides usual packaging needs (like generating
documentation),
there is one trick in npm debian package: the global npmrc that contains
prefix=/usr/local
which in turn ensures
npm install -g <module>
goes to the right place.

Upstream is deaf to the argument that /usr is not the right prefix,
and to the argument that there should be a well-known global path
for npm configuration (other than /usr/etc/npmrc).

The problem then is that
npm i -g npm
need a manual intervention to make sure that
/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/npmrc
is installed and contains prefix=/usr/local
Without it, the default prefix of npm when installed in /usr/local
is /usr/lib
which is wrong and not writable of course.

Jérémy
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