Bug#994388: dpkg currently warning about merged-usr systems
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
Well, the ctte was asked about the warning added. 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.)
> 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.