Bug#978636: move to merged-usr-only?
On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 12:28:45AM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> Also, as is has been discussed, if the /usr/doc/ transition was
> representative then this would probably take many years.
You keep using that as an argument. I think it's very disinginuous to
point to a problem Debian had over 20 years ago and say "look, we
don't know how to do this quickly". It's not like things haven't changed
We can (and should, IMO) declare *today* that for bookworm, shipping
files in / (as opposed to /usr) that are not compatibility symlinks will
You can start writing a lintian check today for the same.
If we take both these steps, this will only take us one release cycle,
and the dpkg maintainers can come up with a plan to remove /bin and
friends and replace them by symlinks in ways that will not confuse dpkg.
 the /usr/doc transition was in progress when I first joined Debian,
20 years ago. I don't remember the start of it, but I do remember it
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