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Re: Node.js and it's future in debian

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 07:14:04PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:

[nodejs's vs. hamradio's /usr/bin/node]
> In an ideal world, *neither* application would be using "node", since it's
> a very generic name

You could rename the binary in both packages and then ask the user via
debconf and/or alternatives whether to set a symlink to "node" and if
so, to which one (node-js or node-hamradio).

Within Debian, nothing should reference /usr/bin/node, but node-js or
node-hamradio. The symlink is then only required for 3rd party code.

Granted, this can still break for those who have 3rd party hamradio
scripts and 3rd party node-js stuff both referring to "node", but
that's exactly the problem you have right now.

Just my €0.02

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