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

On Mon, 12 Sept 2022 at 07:35, Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Sep 2022 11:08:44 -0400, Marvin Renich <mrvn@renich.org>
> wrote:
> >* Ansgar <ansgar@debian.org> [220910 09:37]:
> >> the transition to usrmerge as described in [1] is planned to start
> >> around 2022-09-15 (next Thursday).
> >[snip]
> >> We will send an announcement to debian-devel-announce@ once the upload
> >> to unstable happens.
> >
> >What is the point in waiting until after the upload to send to
> >debian-devel-announce?  I would think that most users running
> >testing/unstable would want prior notice, and you shouldn't assume that
> >all users will read their mail before performing a routine
> >update/upgrade cycle on the morning after the upload.  I don't think
> >everyone running testing/unstable reads debian-devel, so I think it
> >would be appropriate to send to -announce at least one (two?) day(s)
> >before the upload.

It will take a few days for the updated package to migrate to testing.
If you are running unstable - well, it's unstable ;-) There are no
user actions required anyway.

> And, is there a solution for the existing conflict with the dpkg
> maintainer?

Please see the linked tech-ctte email thread linked and the mails it quotes:


Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi

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