Bug#985502: release-notes: suggestions for usrmerge section
Trying to make our coverage in issues.dbk more helpful.
> Historically there was a reason to split root level
> <filename>bin</filename>, <filename>sbin</filename> and
> <filename>lib</filename> directories into
Nobody ever split /bin etc. "into" /usr; the historical standard was
to have those directories to split things "out from" the equivalents
> <filename>/usr/</filename>, but that is no more.
Unclear; say "but this justification no longer applies today".
Preferably this bald assertion would go with a link to an explanation;
and I suppose that has to be
(unless the Debian Wiki version suddenly gets much better).
> bullseye will be the last Debian release that supports the
> non-merged-usr layout.
Unless the plan is for the bookworm Release Notes to tell users with
legacy layouts that they can't upgrade, we should be pointing at
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package
diff --git a/en/issues.dbk b/en/issues.dbk
index 95fab9b6..bd8fd99d 100644
@@ -200,12 +200,18 @@ information mentioned in <xref linkend="morereading"/>.
- Historically there was a reason to split root level
- <filename>bin</filename>, <filename>sbin</filename> and
- <filename>lib</filename> directories into
- <filename>/usr/</filename>, but that is no more. Debian
- bullseye will be the last Debian release that supports the
- non-merged-usr layout.
+ Historically there was a reason to split root level
+ <filename>/bin</filename>, <filename>/sbin</filename>, and
+ <filename>/lib</filename> directories from their equivalents
+ under <filename>/usr</filename>, but this justification no
+ longer applies today; see the <ulink
+ summary</ulink>. Debian 11 <quote>bullseye</quote> will be
+ the last Debian release that supports the non-merged-usr
+ layout, so systems with an unmerged layout that have been
+ upgraded without a reinstall will need at some point to
+ install the package
+ <systemitem role="package">usrmerge</systemitem>.