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Bug#844221: Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 8 release

On 2016-11-13 21:21 +0100, Andreas Henriksson wrote:

> Hello debootstrap people!
> On Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 04:14:26PM +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
>> Control: clone 843073 -1
>> Control: reassign -1 debootstrap 1.0.85
>> Control: retitle -1 debootstrap: Please revert merged-/usr by default as it breaks builds
>> Control: severity -1 serious
> I think this bug report would better be retitled "please drop the
> non-usr-merged option" (and severity lowered to wishlist).
> The real issue (in #843073) still exists and affects the archive as long
> as a /single/ uploader has an usrmerged system. What the default is in
> debootstrap is completely besides the point.
>> Control: affects -1 dpkg-dev
>> Control: severity 843073 wishlist
> [...]
> (As already mentioned above anything in debootstrap doesn't make the
> 843073 bug less severe. Downgrading that is a mistake in my view.)
> The issue being discussed is only affecting non-usr-merged systems. I
> think the real underlying problem here was making merged-usr vs
> non-merged-usr an option. It seems everyone is reluctant to spending
> time on the non-usr-merged path of things (which has no real reason to
> exist at all except trying to avoid having opinionated discussions about
> usrmerge). Simply dropping it and also making installing the usrmerge
> package a requirement when upgrading to stretch would solve all issues
> and hopefully save us all alot of time.

I fail to see how this would solve the problem in #843073, unless your
plan is to move away all files from /lib and its subdirectories which
would seem quite problematic to achieve, especially given the short time
until the full freeze.


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