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