[FFe] Please merge nodejs (0.6.12~dfsg1-1) from Debian unstable

Bug #892034 reported by František Hába on 2011-11-18
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libev (Ubuntu)
libv8 (Ubuntu)
nodejs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


The version of nodejs in precise is quite old - upstream now consider 0.6.x to be the stable branch.

To support this a sync of libev and libv8 is also required.

0.6.x has been in Debian unstable since January; this merge will require syncs of libev and libv8 as well.

Build test:

Note that amd64 build in PPA still pending - see attached log for local sbuild results.

Install test:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/665 kB of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
(Reading database ... 435542 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace nodejs 0.6.12~dfsg1-1ubuntu1 (using .../nodejs_0.6.12~dfsg1-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement nodejs ...
Processing triggers for doc-base ...
Processing 1 changed doc-base file...
Registering documents with scrollkeeper...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up nodejs (0.6.12~dfsg1-1ubuntu1) ...

Spun up the latest trunk version of etherpad-lite which works on this version of nodejs - did a basic functionality check - all worked OK.

Upstream changelogs:
libev - http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=collab-maint/libev.git;a=blob;f=Changes;h=c66450315a2f97186886ecc15a1cf082dff4c74e;hb=f91d260a339c62a3a54a7e66b07a23dbe6d4d34b
libv8 - http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=collab-maint/libv8.git;a=blob;f=ChangeLog;h=4d629810ba3572ff0ced1872d4ab314565fa5ab3;hb=8775c083eec3e0654b00075bacd0642db7ba2d6c
nodejs - http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=collab-maint/nodejs.git;a=blob;f=ChangeLog;h=7bb9808d461e0caa5ac600510df89214d7d94503;hb=62cb793d6f208b67d1d3dbf8df832612b4db876f

nodejs itself has no dependencies within the precise archive
libv8 is only used by nodejs
libev is used by a few other packages - although the new upstream release is a minor version upgrade it does include one incompatible change:
  INCOMPATIBLE CHANGE: ev_timer_again now clears the pending status, as
  was documented already, but not implemented in the repeating case

This change aligns the code to the documentation so should not cause issues - its not an ABI change.

Original Bug Report:
Please, update Node.js package to the latest version (0.6.1).

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nodejs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
František Hába (w-hello-h) wrote :

Any news? Node.js v0.6.4 is out.

Wichert Akkerman (wichert) wrote :

Node.js 0.6.8 is out by now...

Wichert Akkerman (wichert) wrote :

Version 0.6.8 was just uploaded to Debian, so it should be easy to import into Ubuntu.

kapouer (kapouer) wrote :

Note to ubuntu maintainers : please wait until nodejs 0.6.8 is uploaded to debian/sid, right now it's in experimental.
In particular, we expect a fixed libev4, see http://bugs.debian.org/657080

James Page (james-page) wrote :

nodejs 0.6.8 is now in Debian unstable

To update in Ubuntu will also require a sync of libev and libv8 from unstable as well.

James Page (james-page) on 2012-03-30
summary: - Update Node.js to the latest version (v0.6.1)
+ [FFe] Please merge nodejs (0.6.12~dfsg1-1)from Debian unstable
James Page (james-page) on 2012-03-30
description: updated
Changed in nodejs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in libv8 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in libev (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
James Page (james-page) on 2012-03-30
description: updated
description: updated
James Page (james-page) on 2012-03-30
description: updated
summary: - [FFe] Please merge nodejs (0.6.12~dfsg1-1)from Debian unstable
+ [FFe] Please merge nodejs (0.6.12~dfsg1-1) from Debian unstable
James Page (james-page) on 2012-03-30
description: updated
James Page (james-page) on 2012-03-30
description: updated
James Page (james-page) wrote :
James Page (james-page) on 2012-03-30
description: updated
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

What testing have you done? libv8 looks OK but have you checked that the incompatible change in libev wasn't being relied on anywhere?

Changed in nodejs (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Confirmed → New
James Page (james-page) wrote :

The following reverse-depends of libev4 use the function (ev_timer_again) which has the behavioural change:


Looking at the codebase for these two projects they do not make use of the ev_timer pending status indicator so I don't believe they will be impacted by this change.

I have not tested these two packages (or any of the other reverse-depends of libev4):


Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

If you give at least those two packages a quick smoke test when built against the new libev4 (try to exercise the affected code path if you can) and can confirm that you've done a bit of testing of nodejs iteself then I'll approve thie FFe.

Thanks for your work :-).

kapouer (kapouer) wrote :

FYI nodejs 0.6.14 / libv8 3.8 are coming (so it's worth waiting a few days).

James Page (james-page) wrote :


I've installed and tested awesome - an interesting window manager - LGTM from a functional perspective.

However dvbstreamer I can install but I can't test - it requires a Digital Video Broadcast adapter to be installed (it streams DVB to files) and I don't have one handy so I can't test this effectively.

I'm pretty happy with nodejs - I tested it with etherpad-lite and it worked a treat.


I'd like to get the most up-to-date versions of both nodejs and libv8 into precise but we are getting pretty close to Final Freeze!

Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

FFes approved. I suggest you upload these versions and then we can look again at the newer releases if they pan out.

Changed in libev (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in libv8 (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in nodejs (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Triaged
James Page (james-page) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package libv8 -

libv8 ( unstable; urgency=low

  * Fix mipsel build, allow test debug-step-3 to fail (non-crucial)

 -- Jérémy Lal <email address hidden> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:08:17 +0100

libv8 ( unstable; urgency=low

  * Adjust tests timeout from 120 to 180 seconds because build server
    can be busy sometimes.
  * Fix failing "make check" for mips arch in:
    + debian/patches/0015_enable_mips_tests.patch

 -- Jérémy Lal <email address hidden> Sun, 19 Feb 2012 18:18:57 +0100

libv8 ( unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.

  [ Jérémy Lal ]
  * Enable mipsel arch.
  * Refresh patches. Remove unnecessary patches:
    + 0010_fix_arm_bug.patch (applied upstream).
    + 0012_make_check_testsuites.patch (uses TESTFLAGS, not TESTSUITES).
    + 0013_enable_soname.patch (applied upstream).
    + 0015_hash-collision-fix-v8-3.6.patch (applied upstream.
  * Fix tabs and whitespaces in debian/samples.gyp.
  * Stop setting v8_can_use_unaligned_accesses=false during build: works
    without it - and it even may be triggering an alignment bug.

  [ Jonas Smedegaard ]
  * Update copyright file:
    + Extend (and shorten) some copyright years.
    + Fix paths of a few files.
    + Rewrap comments at 72 chars.

 -- Jonas Smedegaard <email address hidden> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:18:39 +0100

Changed in libv8 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
James Page (james-page) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package libev - 1:4.11-1

libev (1:4.11-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release. (Closes: #657080)
  * Taking over package maintenance. Adding DM-Upload-Allowed: yes.
  * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2
  * Removed patch applied to master branch, applied upstream. (Closes: #643186)
  * debian/rules: remove unneeded overrides :
    + Makefile has a rule for ev.3: ev.pod and calls pod2man when needed.
    + Use dh-autoreconf
  * debian/control: add Vcs-* fields, move git repository to collab-maint.
  * debian/copyright: convert to DEP-5 format.

 -- Jérémy Lal <email address hidden> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 02:00:25 +0100

Changed in libev (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package nodejs - 0.6.12~dfsg1-1ubuntu1

nodejs (0.6.12~dfsg1-1ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * Merge from Debian unstable (LP: #892034), remaining changes:
    - This package is x86/arm only. Update control to match
    - d/patches/2009_increase_test_timeout.patch: Increased default test
      timeout from 60 to 120 seconds to support reliable execution of all
      tests on armhf/armel architectures.
    - d/patches/2005_expected_failing_tests.patch:
      - Allow racey tests to fail: test-cluster-kill-workers,
      - Allow test-fs-watch to fail as LP buildd's don't support
      - Revert all other Ubuntu changes as no longer required.

nodejs (0.6.12~dfsg1-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Update Standards-Version to 3.9.3.
  * Patch wscript to enable build on mipsel arch, libv8 being available.
    Upstream does not support that arch, failure expected.
  * test-cluster-kill-workers is expected to fail on armhf,
    Bug#660802 will be closed when test pass.
  * test-buffer is expected to fail on armel,
    Bug#660800 will be closed when test pass.
  * Add epoch to dependency on libev >= 1:4.11. Closes: bug#658441.
  * Remove tools/doc because node-doc-generator has no license for now.
  * Add copyright for doc/sh* files (shjs).
  * source.lintian-overrides : source-contains-waf-binary tools/node-waf
    it is simply not the case here.

nodejs (0.6.11~dfsg1-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * test-stream-pipe-multi expected to timeout sometimes on busy builds.

nodejs (0.6.11~dfsg1-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
  * Remove upstream patches.
  * test-dgram-pingpong expected to timeout, the test itself is buggy.
  * test-buffer expected to fail on armel, allow building package to make
    it easier to find the cause of the failure.
    Closes: bug#639636.

nodejs (0.6.10~dfsg2-2) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Jérémy Lal ]
  * Expect tests dgram-multicast and broadcast to fail.

  [ Jonas Smedegaard ]
  * Drop dpkg-source local-options: Defaults since dpkg-source 1.16.1.

nodejs (0.6.10~dfsg2-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
  * Depend on libev-dev 4.11, see bug#657080.
  * Bump dependency on openssl to 1.0.0g.
  * Remove useless uv_loop_refcount from libuv,
    refreshed 2009_fix_shared_ev.patch.
  * Apply to upstream patches landed after 0.6.10 release,
    to fix debugger repl and http client.

nodejs (0.6.8~dfsg1-1) experimental; urgency=low

  * New upstream release. Closes:bug#650661
  * Repackage to remove non-dfsg font files ./deps/npm/html/*/*.ttf
  * Remove unneeded bundled dependencies: lighter tarball,
    debian/copyright is easier to maintain.
  * Drop unneeded build-dependency on scons.
  * Depend on zlib1g, libc-ares, libev.
    Patches done to support building with those shared libs.
  * Fix DEB_UPSTREAM_URL in debian/rules, and debian/watch.
  * nodejs.pc file for pkgconfig is no more available.
  * Build-depend on procps package, a test is using /bin/ps.
  * Refreshed debian/patches/2005_expected_failing_tests.patch,
    only for tests that need networki...


Changed in nodejs (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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