Re: Re: usrmerge -- plan B?
Marco d'Itri wrote:
On Nov 21, Michael Stone <email@example.com> wrote:
How many long-running production systems do you think people have run
usrmerge on? I'd guess close to zero, since there is no advantage whatsoever
Actually I have quite a lot personally, with exactly zero problems.
On some of them I also enjoy advantages of merged-/usr, like having
multiple containers share the same /usr.
I agree with the argument in this thread that usrmerge should be either
Essential or not in Buster at all. I have no Debian systems in
production, but the company that I have a contract with has some Ubuntu
systems, and we are considering (as in: there is a successful PoC) the
use of OSTree for deployment of some production systems. OSTree folks
recommend merged /usr, so I do install usrmerge in the LXC container
that is being used as a "golden" tree for deployment. And it works quite
well for us with just a few extra moves and symlinks, and extlinux as
the boot loader (to work around removal of GRUB2-related files from the
So: my opinion is that I would prefer usrmerge in Essential in Buster,
for the benefit of people who use OSTree for deployment, and to reduce
divergence between Debian and Ubuntu plans.
Alexander E. Patrakov