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

Hi Helmut,

On Fri, 2022-04-08 at 20:04 +0200, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> We vehemently disagree on how severe those bugs are,
> but at least we've stopped selling them as features it seems.

Could you please give examples where such "selling as a feature"

Please point to somewhere where someone said the file disappearing bug
(w/ moving between packages & locations) is a feature or similar

> So sooner or later, we want dpkg fixed. Now the ctte cannot tell
> anyone to fix dpkg. All it can do is select between available
> options.

Well, the ctte was asked about the warning added[1]. It has so far not
chosen between available options, such as removal of these warnings. (I
think we do derivates a disservice if dpkg emits these warnings there.)

  [1]: https://lists.debian.org/debian-ctte/2022/03/msg00017.html

> And while Guillem has his own reasons on disliking the existing patch
> everyone else basically agrees that it is not ready for other
> reasons. If that patch were to be decided upon by the ctte in its
> current form, the answer would most likely be "no", not due to change
> in principle, but due to the patch being unfinished.

So talk about that when it happens?

As far as I can tell from the last meeting agenda, the technical
committee doesn't seem to see much technical issues with usrmerge.


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