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Re: tech-ctte: more on merged-/usr


On Fri 22 Jul 2022 at 09:31am -06, Sam Hartman wrote:

> I respectfully disagree with Helmut who is pushing for an acceptable
> technical solution to be on the table before considering acting.
> As others have pointed out, it's actually hard to come up with the
> energy to improve and refine technical solutions.
> Doing that in a climate where you face a political battle at the end is
> not a realistic ask in our community at this time.
> I think that the TC is one of the few bodies who could take leadership
> on this issue.
> You cannot design (or write) the patch.
> You can do various things though.
> You could confirm your willingness to solve this issue even over a dpkg
> override.
> (The TC's failure to act on the warning about unsupported configurations
> leaves this in significant doubt and certainly left a bad taste in my
> mouth at least).
> You  could review the existing patch and explain why it's not good
> enough, or since reviews already exist, you could decide as a body which
> parts of those reviews need to be addressed.
> You could describe what review criteria or procedure you would use to
> move forward.
> While I appreciate that you are currently expressing your personal
> views, I think the TC needs to express views as a body to move forward.

We have a consensus within the TC that, at the present time, we have
fulfilled our role.  This consensus is the result of discussing what
other things we might do, at length, both within the committee and with
the release team.  We are continually monitoring the situation, and will
consider whether there is more for us to do each time things change

Sean Whitton

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