Bug#994388: dpkg currently warning about merged-usr systems
On Fri, 2022-04-08 at 14:31 +0100, Wookey wrote:
> At this point I am more disappointed in the people who keep insisting
> that 'it mostly works' is good enough, than I am in the bloody-minded
> dpkg-maintainer. Debian is not a 'mostly works' project. We do things
> properly - or at least we used to, even if that takes a long time.
> Some people have cited the multiarch dpkg changes as an example of
> work on dpkg being difficult. I was quite closely involved in all
> that and yes it took a long time but it was done right in the end,
> and it was the dpkg maintainer who insited on it being done right.
No, multiarch is in the "mostly works" state.
If you wanted to do things "properly" (whatever that means), we would
still not have multiarch (given the bugs are not fixed).