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