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transition to usrmerge to start around 2022-09-15 (next Thursday)


the transition to usrmerge as described in [1] is planned to start
around 2022-09-15 (next Thursday).

init-system-helpers 1.65~exp1 in experimental adds the new dependency on
"usrmerge | usr-is-merged" and will be uploaded to unstable to start the
transition. Feel free to test and report any issues.

Recent versions of debootstrap[2] will setup the usr-is-merged package to
avoid installing additional dependencies required by usrmerge. The
usr-is-merged package can also be manually installed in existing systems
for the same reason.

Debian's buildds will continue to use the legacy filesystem layout for
Debian 12 (bookworm).

We will send an announcement to debian-devel-announce@ once the upload
to unstable happens.


  [1]: https://lists.debian.org/debian-ctte/2022/09/msg00005.html
  [2]: debootstrap 1.0.114+deb10u1, 1.0.123+deb11u1, 1.0.127

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