Bug#978636: move to merged-usr-only?
On Tue, 2021-01-26 at 13:17 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> We can (and should, IMO) declare *today* that for bookworm, shipping
> files in / (as opposed to /usr) that are not compatibility symlinks
> will be RC.
I fear we are drifting away from just deciding to move to merged-/usr
to implementation details, but I originally suggested to wait one
release between making merged-/usr mandatory (could happen in bookworm)
and moving installation paths in packages (could happen in trixie).
This seems to avoid several problems:
- partial upgrades to bookworm or backported packages from bookworm to
bullseye and from trixie to bookworm should still just work (backports
from then-testing trixie to then-oldstable bullseye, that is over two
releases, would need to take a bit more care)
- we need to touch packages for the move only once
- compat symlinks have various problems (cf. references to essential
packages and OpenSuSE).