Hi Diane,


As far as I know, people have been working on trying to get all the
missing packages packaged, and update the old ones. Unfortunately, I
have not had the time to help myself.

I am not sure if anyone else has tried building npm yet, but it is good
to know we are getting close.

I will let the other more active team members comment on how best to
incorporate your work.


On 01/24/2018 08:14 AM, Diane Trout wrote:
> Hello,
> I was looking to update zotero, which needs a newer npm.
> I was curious, so I tried building a npm using upstream's 5.6.0, and I
> have something that almost installs & runs.
> Several dependencies are out of date in Debian, and there's still a
> fair number of node_modules that don't seem to have a corresponding
> Debian package.
> Would it be worth sharing these changes? How would you prefer to
> receive / review them? There's a few issues I avoided that need some
> discussion. (Like they embed a copy of node-gyp, and several scripts
> hard code relative paths to that copy)
> I wanted to get in touch with people in the javascript team before
> slogging through updating the copyright file.
> Diane
> detrout on Debian IRC
> Debian Developer

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