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Re: support for merged /usr in Debian

On Jan 05, Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:

> People who have been using a configuration for many years naturally
> become upset when they are told that it has been `unsupported' for all
> of this time and that, implicitly, changes are going to be made which
> will break it.
I think that your summary is correct, and I am quite sure that it would 
be a bad engineering practice to make technical decisions based on 
people's emotions.

> It is this kind of apparent proposal to nonconsensually impose changes
> which is generating upset.
In 2004 people used to complain that udev was being imposed on them. 
Last year it was about systemd. And now:


> This thread contains a fair few assertions that certain configurations
> are `broken' or `unsupported'; but these assertions sit alongside
> reports from actual users that these configurations do work for them,
> and expressions of the wish that they should continue to do so.
There is a significant difference between concepts like:
- something works for me
- something works

- I want something to be supported
- the people actually working on something want to support it


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