Le lundi, 4 mars 2019, 22.28:38 h CET Margarita Manterola a écrit : > Hi, > > > - -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= > > > > The winners are: > > Option M `middle` > > Option H `hard` > > > > - -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= > > > > Dear Marga, as Chair, could you please make use of your casting vote to > > break this tie? > > I'm using my casting vote to vote in favor of M `middle` (i.e. consider > that the desirable situation at the time of bullseye is that both directory > schemes are allowed, all packages can be built on either). > > My rationale for taking this decision is as follows: > > Right now we are not ready to migrate to building on merged-usr systems in > Debian, there are still 29 known packages that are broken and need to be > fixed. My expectation is that those packages will be fixed in the not so > distant future (i.e. before bullseye) and that after that, the buildd > profile in debootstrap will default to having a merged /usr, so that new > buildd chroots will use that setup. > > However, we have no control over how fast individual developers and > derivative distributions will migrate to the new format. It's possible that > more time will be required until everyone is ready to migrate. > > Additionally, as of our current understanding of the issue, there are no > known problems for building on a non-merged system. Supporting this > setup does not imply additional work from the point of view of our > maintainers (for now). > > In the future, it would be a bug if a problem is discovered with building a > package on a non-merged /usr system. I understand that this would mean > additional work to the maintainers of such a package, but at least as of > today this is a non-issue. Eventually, when fixing such bugs becomes a > significant burden for our maintainers, it can be decided that the setup is > no-longer supported, but my personal recommendation would be to wait at > least until bullseye+1. That's why I'm voting "Middle" for bullseye. I have announced this decision on debian-devel-announce: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2019/03/msg00001.html I am therefore hereby closing this bug. Thank you to all involved parties! Cheers, OdyX
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