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

On Fri, Apr 08, 2022 at 12:07:25PM -0700, Sean Whitton wrote:
> Hello Wouter,
> On Fri 08 Apr 2022 at 09:36AM +02, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > Given that, in case the dpkg maintainer chooses to remain silent
> > again, I believe the only way forward is for the TC to recommend a GR
> > under §4.2.1 of the consitution.
> Perhaps there is some appropriate GR that at some point it will be
> appropriate for the ctte to propose, but not one with the same text as
> one of our merged-/usr decisions already issued -- that doesn't make
> much constitutional sense, I think.

Well, I think it would -- the TC can always say "we want to get wider
input", and a GR is a proper way to do so, even if the GR is about the
exact thing the TC previously decided on (though that of course doesn't
need to be the case). Perhaps if there is a clearer project-wide
consensus about this, the dpkg maintainer might be convinced?

But that was just a thought, feel free to ignore it :-)

On a side note, the dpkg maintainer replied to my message, dropping the
-ctte Cc, wherein he claims that the warning has been removed:


I didn't check any of the claims in his message, but it seems relevant


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