Monday, 23 July 2018

Re: /usr-merge by default for new installations, with backwards compat

Hi Dimitri,

On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 01:41:03PM +0100, Dimitri John Ledkov wrote:
> Going forward, I believe, it is useful to enable usr-merge by default
> on new installs, without forcing migration of existing installations
> and continue to support split-usr systems. It will enable our users to
> use their systems in more innovative ways, and reduce the amount of
> any accidental /-vs-/usr mistakes and incompatibilities in the
> archive, and among third-party software.

Could you please fill us in on Debian's position and status on this? How
much delta do we or would we have to maintain, and how much pain is
there in this maintenance?