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Re: [Pkg-javascript-devel] Bug#877212: node-d3-color: B-D npm not available in testing


On Sat, Sep 30 2017, Christian Seiler wrote:

> Ack. Wouldn't it be preferable to just include a copy of the prebuilt
> node-d3-color "binary" alongside its actual source tarball and have
> debian/rules just copy the prebuilt "binary" for now? That would
> fulfill one of the widely accepted use cases for contrib (needs
> something currently not in Debian to build, but is otherwise free
> software - see e.g. the VirtualBox BIOS requiring a non-free compiler)
> much closer than downloading stuff from the network.

This does seem preferable to the current situation.

Sean Whitton

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