situation with www/node6 and www/node

Adam Weinberger adamw at
Thu May 18 18:25:09 UTC 2017

> On 18 May, 2017, at 12:22, Luca Pizzamiglio <luca.pizzamiglio at> wrote:
> Hi,
> node6 is the LTS, node is the current. From a stability point of view,
> node6 is the choice, but node (7) is already widely used.
> Probably, the best solution would be to provide the desired node
> version via Mk/ and then all ports depends to
> the common version (like perl, python, ...).
> In the meanwhile, node can be the new default for yarn and the
> conflict will be solved (and it will be coherent with npm)


You're completely right, we really need a USES=node (and there are multiple attempts at it currently floating around). In the meantime, I think you're making the right choice setting www/node as the yarn default.

# Adam

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