Bug#985502: release-notes: suggestions for usrmerge section
On Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 11:33:38AM +0000, Justin B Rye wrote:
>Paul Gevers wrote:
>>> I'd forgotten the *Buster* release notes *do* mention usrmerge:
>>> but we've taken that part out now. Could we perhaps recycle the
>>> phrase "the usrmerge package exists to do the conversion if desired"?
>> Sounds like a plan.
>That would give us something like the attached...
>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 4377402b..f926c775 100644
>@@ -231,12 +231,18 @@ 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.
>+ The historical justifications for the filesystem layout with
>+ <filename>/bin</filename>, <filename>/sbin</filename>, and
>+ <filename>/lib</filename> directories separate from their
>+ equivalents under <filename>/usr</filename> no longer apply
>+ today; see the <ulink
>+ summary</ulink>. Debian bullseye will be the last Debian
>+ release that supports the non-merged-usr layout; for systems
>+ with a legacy layout that have been upgraded without a
>+ reinstall, the <systemitem
>+ role="package">usrmerge</systemitem> package exists to do
>+ the conversion if desired.
This looks pretty good but that last sentence makes me wish for
something blunter (at the cost of more translation effort I guess)
+ summary</ulink>. Debian bullseye will be the last Debian
+ release that supports the non-merged-usr layout. If you
+ want to convert your system from the legacy layout to the
+ new layout, install the
+ <systemitem role="package">usrmerge</systemitem> package.
Thanks for your work on this issue