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Re: deprecating /usr as a standalone filesystem?

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 06:25:07AM +1000, Kel Modderman wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 May 2009 03:39:40 Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 05:36:02PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > > I have been told by upstream maintainers of one of my packages and by
> > > prominent developers of other distributions that supporting a standalone
> > > /usr is too much work and no other distribution worth mentioning does it
> > > (not Ubuntu, not Fedora, not SuSE).

> > This is false for Ubuntu.  Not only is it supported, but significant effort
> > was put into *fixing* a /usr-as-separate-mount bug in Ubuntu 9.04 as
> > pertains to wpasupplicant.

> Are the same changes (moving of runtime libs wpasupplicant uses to /lib)
> likely to be handed back to Debian?

That would be the goal, but of course there are more maintainers who need to
be coordinated with in the case of Debian so there's no telling how much
longer it will take to get all the changes in.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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