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

On Fri, Apr 08, 2022 at 03:41:25AM -0700, Felix Lechner wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Apr 8, 2022 at 1:48 AM Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:
> >
> > The nuclear option here is obviously to take maintenance of dpkg away
> > from the dpkg maintainer unless and until he decides to follow the
> > rules.
> This song is for Guillem:
>     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnoX81TC6jk

(Stereo MC's - Connected)

I'm not sure what this is supposed to contribute to the discussion? I
think the current situation (where one person in a position of power
decides the rules don't apply to them) is extremely problematic.
Regardless of whether I think the dpkg maintainer is right in this
dispute (and I am inclined towards that position), I think the way he
has chosen to prove his point is not acceptable.

It fails §3 of the code of conduct ("Be collaborative"). Ignoring a
ruling of the TC and just doing your own damn thing is not conducive to
solving the problem. This, to me, is not acceptable.

It fails the "Our Users" bit of the "Our priorities" in the social
contract. Using user pressure to override a technical committee decision
that was taken, even if I may disagree with the merit of that decision,
is not acceptable to me.

Telling users to do one thing when the rest of the project has decided
to do another thing is *not acceptable*. Regardless of who you are.

You may think that the decision is wrong. That's fair. You are given the
option to express that opinion before this committee. If you don't
immediately have time to express that opinion, then you may request more
time. If you think there are other options possible but you need time to
write code to express those other options, then that's fine too and you
can say so.

But remaining silent and then just dropping a bomb like this is not
acceptable, in my opinion, and silly songs don't change that.

But hey, who am I...


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