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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:
> Carl Fürstenberg <azatoth@gmail.com> writes:
> > As I'm not a hamradio user, I'm off course biased towards letting nodejs
> > having the "node" binary and let it pass to testing. But we must find a
> > solution to this, as nodejs is getting more and more used, and
> > developers are forced to install nodejs from source to be able to use it
> > instead of install it via the package manager.
> This increasingly feels like the same situation as Git: yes, another
> utility was first, but the usage of one is a tiny fraction of the usage of
> the other, and people expecting to use a common package expect it to be
> available under that name and think poorly of Debian when it doesn't just
> work.

>From a purely pragmatic POV, how many people are using both packages?
If the answer is zero, and this seems relatively likely, can't we
just add a Conflicts/Breaks and be done with it.  Not a great solution,
but it doesn't seem like there's a better one if both camps are
unwilling to change.


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