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Re: Draft resolution for node+nodejs

On Sun, Jul 08, 2012 at 05:08:17PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> === Resolution ===
> The Technical Committee reaffirms the importance of preventing namespace
> collisions for programs in the distribution, while recognizing that
> compatibility with upstreams and with previous Debian releases is also
> important and that sometimes an imperfect balance must be struck between
> these three goals.
> The Committee therefore resolves that:
> 1. The nodejs package shall be changed to provide /usr/bin/nodejs, not
>    /usr/bin/node.  The package shall declare a Breaks: relationship with any
>    packages in Debian that reference /usr/bin/node.
> 2. The nodejs source package shall also provide a nodejs-legacy binary
>    package at Priority: extra that contains /usr/bin/node as a symlink to
>    /usr/bin/nodejs.  No package in the archive may depend on or recommend
>    the nodejs-legacy package, which is provided solely for upstream
>    compatibility.  This package shall also declare a Conflicts: relationship
>    with the node package.
> 3. The node source package shall rename its binary to /usr/sbin/ax25-node,
>    and its binary package to ax25-node.
> 4. The node source package shall continue to build a transitional 'node'
>    binary package for compatibility with deployed Debian installations,
>    which provides /usr/sbin/node as a symlink to /usr/sbin/ax25-node.  This
>    package shall declare a reciprocal Conflicts: relationship with the
>    nodejs-legacy package.  Other packages may reference the 'node' package
>    as a dependency or recommendation, but are encouraged to transition to
>    'ax25-node'.
> 5. The maintainers of these packages are required to implement the above
>    changes immediately in unstable.  Failing that, the Technical Committee
>    reserves the right to NMU to implement these changes.
> 6. Once the above changes are implemented, the packages shall be considered
>    suitable for release with respect to the Debian policy on conflicting
>    packages.
> === End Resolution ===

> Ballot:
> 1. Approve transition plan for node and nodejs
> 2. Further discussion

I vote 12.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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