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Re: tech-ctte: More specific advice regarding merged-/usr and implications of #978636


On Tue 26 Jul 2022 at 03:31pm +02, Johannes Schauer Marin Rodrigues wrote:

> Hi tech-ctte
> Quoting Luca Boccassi (2022-07-25 15:22:10)
>> There's also a pending MR for reportbug that would be good to have, but
>> doesn't need to block other progress:
>> https://salsa.debian.org/reportbug-team/reportbug/-/merge_requests/77
> I just remembered a pending MR that I'd say is a little more important than
> "good to have":
> https://salsa.debian.org/debian/debianutils/-/merge_requests/21
> Without this one-line change, /etc/shells on merged-/usr systems will have some
> shells listed twice and some shells (like /usr/bin/bash) missing. The reason
> is, that dpkg-realpath doesn't support merged-/usr and thus a workaround is
> needed.
> Given the recent CTTE ruling over debianutils (#994275) and since the MR from
> five months ago has no maintainer activity, I wanted to ask you for informal
> advice on this. Should I just file a bug and NMU with maximum delay? Or is
> application of this fix deemed more important?

Informally, I suggest an NMU with a delay of five days, based on the
idea that the bug is of at least Severity: important.

Sean Whitton

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