Re: [CTTE #614907] Resolution of node/nodejs conflict
On 2012-07-12 14:59, Don Armstrong wrote:
=== Resolution ===
The Technical Committee reaffirms the importance of preventing namespace
collisions for programs in the distribution, while recognizing that
compatibility with upstreams and with previous Debian releases is also
important and that sometimes an imperfect balance must be struck between
these three goals.
The Committee therefore resolves that:
1. The nodejs package shall be changed to provide /usr/bin/nodejs, not
/usr/bin/node. The package shall declare a Breaks: relationship with any
packages in Debian that reference /usr/bin/node.
2. The nodejs source package shall also provide a nodejs-legacy binary
package at Priority: extra that contains /usr/bin/node as a symlink to
/usr/bin/nodejs. No package in the archive may depend on or recommend
the nodejs-legacy package, which is provided solely for upstream
compatibility. This package shall also declare a Conflicts: relationship
with the node package.
3. The node source package shall rename its binary to /usr/sbin/ax25-node,
and its binary package to ax25-node.
4. The node source package shall continue to build a transitional 'node'
binary package for compatibility with deployed Debian installations,
which provides /usr/sbin/node as a symlink to /usr/sbin/ax25-node. This
package shall declare a reciprocal Conflicts: relationship with the
nodejs-legacy package. Other packages may reference the 'node' package
as a dependency or recommendation, but are encouraged to transition to
5. The maintainers of these packages are required to implement the above
changes immediately in unstable. Failing that, the Technical Committee
reserves the right to NMU to implement these changes.
6. Once the above changes are implemented, the packages shall be considered
suitable for release with respect to the Debian policy on conflicting
=== End Resolution ===
Please seehttp://bugs.debian.org/614907 for the background and discussion.
Thank you, but I would appreciate if debian-devel-announce would stay
dedicated to important announcements which may be useful for a wide
range of developers. Messages which can be addressed to those interested
and are only of marginal use for others can be sent to debian-devel instead.