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Bug#862051: Allow nodejs to provide /usr/bin/node (draft resolution)

Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> Can you please say that /usr/bin/nodejs should remain indefinitely.
> Otherwise someone may get it into their head to get rid of it.
> (For Debian to remove it would be to punish people who follow the
> previous TC decision and had due regard for the sanity of the global
> command namespace.)

I would vote against such a proposal.

I think that at some point in the future, it may well make sense for
/usr/bin/nodejs to go away. Removing it immediately without helping
reverse-depencies transition would obviously be disruptive and
inconsiderate, but I don't believe anyone has suggested that.

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