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Bug#985502: release-notes: suggestions for usrmerge section



Paul Gevers wrote
[...]
>> Do we have a proposed mechanism for that?  Is usrmerge going to be
>> made Essential (but a no-op on already-merged systems), or what?
> 
> I'm not aware of the ideas on this front....
[...]
>>           summary</ulink>. Debian bullseye 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 should consider installing the package
>>           <systemitem role="package">usrmerge</systemitem>.
> 
> ...so I'm a bit reluctant on this front.

Remember that at present not only do we fail to mention the word
"usrmerge", the page we're planning to add a pointer to is one that
doesn't get users any closer to finding out about it.  We might as
well be saying:
           Support for the non-merged-usr layout will be dropped
           after Debian bullseye, so all users are doomed. DOOMED!
-- 
JBR	with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
	sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package


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