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Re: support for merged /usr in Debian

On 8 January 2016 at 10:21, Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> wrote:
>>So let's say you installed lenny and had 512 MiB for / (with separate
>>/usr) because you thought back then that it was more than enough (more
>>than double the installed size) - and upgrade to Jessie will either run
>>out of disk space or come very close to it.
> Yes, this happens. Do we really have to _force_ this? It is annoying
> enough when it happens caused by the normal flow of things. Even if
> this is the case, not all systems will explode during the same system
> upgrades, allowing the local admin to spread those changes over two or
> even three releases. If we would, in some future, ship an upgrade that
> uncaringly would _require_ a repartitioning, this spread would not be
> possible, and it would undoubtedly call up management attention, which
> could in turn lead to management taking vendor decisions that we don't
> want.

Marc, please re-read the whole thread from the very beginning. Nobody
forces merged /usr on you.


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