Re: Node.js and it's future in debian
Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> Likewise I can argue the number of people with installed ham radio systems
> is a good reason NOT to change the current situation.
You can, yes. But how does that move things forward at all?
This is not supposed to be a popularity contest. I mentioned the
large pile of scripts because _every one of them would have to be
changed_ to have a working system. By contrast, there are two
configuration files mentioned so far that refer to /usr/sbin/node.
> It is no uncommon to install the equipment where the only interaction with
> the computer is via the radio link. Yes this creates problems when upgrading
> or replacing components.
> If someone is not paying attention, they will "upgrade" node to axnode (or
> whatever) which breaks their system (unknown to them because they were
> distracted during the upgrade).
How is this different from upgrades to all the other packages that can
potentially break? There is nothing to do for this but test upgrades
and caution users to be more careful about them. Users in this
situation really should not upgrade until ready.
> If it were "easy" to get an exception, why has this not already happened?
Because you did not ask for one. Instead you have been wasting time
arguing and defending against an opponent you seem to assume is not
going to care or listen to you.