vorlon at debian.org
Fri May 4 16:53:45 UTC 2012
On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 04:24:21PM +0200, Pau Garcia i Quiles wrote:
> Regarding the often-mentioned "many users run 'node script' from the
> command-line"... so what? If we can get enough distributions (Debian,
> Suse, Fedora, MacPorts and brew would likely be enough) to rename the
> node.js binary, upstream will be forced to change from /usr/bin/node
> to /usr/bin/nodejs
Compare this with ruby, where the outcome of Debian diverging from upstream
was that the large and vocal upstream community shouted from the rooftops
that our packages were broken and should never be used, until eventually
(AIUI) Debian backed down.
Engaging in brinksmanship with the upstream on such matters is not always
going to give a favorable outcome, even if we have other distribution
maintainers on our side; and in the meantime it's always unpleasant for the
users caught in the middle.
Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer http://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com vorlon at debian.org
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