On 30.11.2012 03:39, Steve Langasek wrote: > that's fine; I've been convinced myself that it's not reasonable to have a > system with /usr on a separate partition and expect that to work without an > initramfs, and think we *should* simplify our overall architecture rather > than continuing to put effort into moving libraries around between /usr/lib > and /lib. Fully agree. Splitting up (library) packages and moving files around between /lib and /usr/lib is imho pointless work and the valuable and scarce maintainers time is better spent elsewhere. (and fwiw not every maintainer does the split properly). As you already noted, the fix is rather straightforward: a/ just don't put /usr on a separate partition anymore b/ for those how prefer it that way, make an initramfs mandatory to mount /usr For a/ I'd like to see the default d-i partitioning scheme changed to no longer make /usr a separate partition in the "advanced" partition layout. For b/ there is already a bug report for initramfs-tools . It's probably too late to get that into wheezy. But we should follow up there to get that into wheezy. Since I haven't seen make comment on  for quite some time, I've CCed him as I'm interested if he is generally opposed to the idea or he simply has concerns regarding the current implementation that was proposed by Roger. Michael  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=652459 -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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