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

On Thu, May 03, 2012 at 04:46:09PM -0500, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 16:46:09 -0500
> From: Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org>
> Subject: Re: Node.js and it's future in debian
> To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, Patrick Ouellette <pouelle@debian.org>,
>  Andrew Starr-Bochicchio <a.starr.b@gmail.com>
> [David Weinehall]
> > So...  A (admittedly expensive) pre-inst script that checks the
> > system for calls to /usr/sbin/node outside of Debian packages would
> > likely do the trick?
> That seems like a pretty big violation of the spirit, and possibly the
> letter, of Debian Policy.

I suspect he was suggesting a pre-inst script that scanned and identified
the files with /usr/sbin/node references so the sysadmin could update them.
That would not be any different in spirit than the script the checks your
system for the ability to move to dependency based init.


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