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Bug#839046: [PATCH] Enable merged-/usr by default again now that dpkg-shlibdeps is fixed (Closes: #839046)


On Sun, 27 May 2018, Hideki Yamane wrote:
> On Tue, 22 May 2018 16:21:01 +0200
> Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:
> > I don't understand your question. The required fixes are in the version of
> > dpkg that is in stretch.
>  I mean, if we try to create new stretch chroot with merged-usr,
>  it becomes to be NOT equal to stretch environment since its /lib*,
>  /bin and /sbin are merged to /usr. We should not apply it for pre-buster,
>  IMHO.

The same will hold true even for buster+1 given that stretch will
still be supported at that time.

If anything your argument would mean that we should have different default
for the --merged-usr flag for different release. This might indeed be
important if we want to make sure that recent debootstrap do not introduce
unexpected problems when building chroot for very old releases.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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