Bug#862051: Call for vote on allowing nodejs to provide /usr/bin/node
I call for votes on the following resolution with regards to #862051.
The voting period lasts for one week or until the outcome is no longer
in doubt (§6.3.1).
=== Resolution ===
The Technical Committee recognises that circumstances change in ways
that make previous resolutions no longer appropriate. In 2012, it was
resolved that the nodejs package should not provide /usr/bin/node due to
the historical conflict with the ax25-node package. Node.js is still
quite popular and the ax25-node package is no longer in stable, testing
or unstable so the requirement for nodejs to not provide /usr/bin/node
no longer applies.
The Committee therefore resolves that:
1. The CTTE decision from 2012-07-12 in bug #614907 is repealed.
This means Debian's normal policies and practices take over and the
nodejs package is free to provide /usr/bin/node. The migration should
be managed according to Debian's usual backwards-compatibility
=== End Resolution ===
R: Approve resolution and repeal the CTTE decision from 2012-07-12.
F: Further Discussion
Tollef Fog Heen
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