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Bug#994388: dpkg currently warning about merged-usr systems

On Fri, 2022-03-25 at 11:32 -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> Luca Boccassi dijo [Fri, Mar 25, 2022 at 02:28:12PM +0000]:
> > I am part of that group, and that is definitely _not_ why I wouldn't
> > touch dpkg with a barge pole as things stand (and have stood for
> > years). You are making a gigantic leap with that assumption, not sure
> > what you base it on. As a downstream and upstream maintainer in several
> > large projects I fix things that don't impact me all the time, all over
> > the place.
> > 
> > But anyway, it turns out it's all moot because - drum roll - there is a
> > patch:
> > 
> > https://0x0.st/oNFG.diff
> > 
> > This was shared just now on #debian-devel IRC by user 'uau', linked
> > here with explicit permission.
> > 
> > So it looks like you, Russ and others who chimed in this thread should
> > now be in a position to test your theory that a missing patch was the
> > only issue. Care to take it forward?
> Wow, this is a positive turn of events! Do you happen to have more
> information as to the identity of the submitter? We should be able of
> properly granting attribution...
> The patch seems sane from a first, very much 10000m-point-of-view. Of
> course, it is very situation-specific and not generalized for
> following any unexpected symlinks in the directory hierarchy, but I do
> not expect that to be an issue (as we are talking about a very
> specific migration here). I am absolutely unfamiliar with dpkg
> internals and there are some bits that jump to my eye, but I do not
> think there is much use in me discussing very-minor things that should
> be obvious to people who are actually involved with dpkg.
> Has this diff been shared with Guillem, or included in any relevant
> bug report?

Sorry, I don't know anything more than what I have shared - it was
linked and briefly discussed by user 'uau' on #debian-devel this
afternoon. I just happened to be online, noticed it and asked for
permission to share it here, which was granted. I do not know this
user, and I do not know if this patch has been shared or discussed

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi

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