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Re: tech-ctte: please help maintainers of packages with a "node" command to have a reasonable conversation

Steve Langasek wrote:

> Clint Byrum has nudged me about this (wearing his Ubuntu Server hat rather
> than his shiny new Debian Developer hat) and I've agreed to approach node.js
> upstream about a possible upstream rename.  I'll report back to the TC what
> I find out.

Best of luck.  You know they've been asked twice before (once for Fedora,
once for Debian), right?

I think an easier sell would be:

 - just adding a command upstream, not renaming.  That way, existing
   users are not heavily impacted.  Perhaps there could be a
   ./configure option to disable the "node" command for distros like
   Fedora (and Debian?) that want that.  If the reasons for renaming
   are as strong as I think they are, users would migrate to the new
   name without needing upstream to deprecate the old one right away.

 - someone other than Ryan doing the actual work.  There's a patch to 
   start with at <http://bugs.debian.org/650343#103>.  I imagine the
   proposed Fedora package could also be helpful to someone working
   on this.


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