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

On Sun, 2022-09-18 at 12:51 +0100, Luca Boccassi wrote:
> > I wrote a possible patch for debootstrap in [1], but being
> > debootstrap we might need to have it in stable as well. Maybe
> > someone has other ideas as well.
> > 
> >   [1]: https://salsa.debian.org/ansgar/debootstrap/-/commits/exclude-usrmerge
> Indeed, that test was in an already installed chroot. This is very
> strange as I am sure I had tested with a local reprepro with the new
> packages when testing the debootstrap changes, and I recall that it was
> working as intended. Evidently I was mistaken.
> Could you please fire a MR with those commits to the deboostrap repo?


> The most important part is setting up the chroot correctly, the
> additional dependencies are an annoyance but can be removed post-fact
> and shouldn't break things, so maybe it's fine to update it only in
> unstable for now?

Sure, it might mean a few dependencies we don't want in buildd chroots
for a few days, but I don't think that's a critical problem.  It only
affects testing/unstable either way.


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