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

On Thu, May 03, 2012 at 04:20:46PM -0400, Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> On Thu, May 03, 2012 at 10:11:41PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > 
> > > You also don't address the issue of a user who installs both packages
> > > and now gets varying behavior depending on their $PATH - a result not
> > > of a local administrator's action, but of the Debian package's actions.
> > 
> > If node gets renamed to ax25-node, the conflict will disappear, no?
> Not if your backwards compatibility symlink is there.

One could identify the compatibility symlink (vs. a local user created symlink)
by another layer of indirection:

/usr/sbin/node -> /usr/share/node/compatibity-symlink -> /usr/sbin/<new node name>

Then, either node or nodejs could manipulate the symlink without interfering
with local customisations.

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