About nodejs-* packages and Multi-Arch
I was considering moving all my node-* packages to Multi-Arch:foreign as
they're all simple source files which any nodejs interpreter can use,
whatever its architecture.
And then I was told things weren't that simple because those packages
depend on the nodejs package for which the Multi-Arch status isn't
clearly defined yet.
I discussed it with Helmut in CC on #multiarch : as the nodejs package
provides an ABI and loads some modules in binary form, it can't be
Multi-Arch:foreign. But since most modules are in source form, it could
still be Multi-Arch:allowed. When that is done, the node-* packages of
type Architecture:all could depend on nodejs:any. At this step the
question of making them Multi-Arch:foreign could be settled:
1. either by the hint on tracker.d.o ;
2. or by asking:
(a) is the package Architecture:all?
(b) does it have no maintainer script at all?
(c) for each dep, is it annotated :any or is the target package a
==>> if all are a yes, M-A:foreign is correct ; if any has a no : ask on
#multiarch, because M-A:foreign might still be correct.
How does all of this sound?
Snark on #debian-js