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

"brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net> writes:
> On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 10:41:36AM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:

>> 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.

> Policy specifically forbids this.  If Policy did not specifically forbid
> this, it is my understanding that this would already have been done (and
> was already done, but was forced to be reverted).

Well, Policy can be changed; the reason why Policy says that (I believe)
is because we don't want to artificially limit what packages our users
want to use in conjunction with each other.  It's not necessarily
overriding.  I'd prefer the conflict to the current state, personally,
although it's still not a really good solution.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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