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Re: individual packages moving binaries from /bin to /usr/bin (was: Re: usrmerge -- plan B?)




Quoting Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar@xxxxxxxxxx>:
This could also be seen as a slower path to merged-/usr: programs such
as `sed` would be in both /bin and /usr/bin and hard-coding either would
be fine (as with merged-/usr, but not without).  Less static files would
be on a read-write root file system (if /usr is a separate read-only
fs).

In case a later Debian release would merged-/usr mandatory, the
conversion process would be less problematic as no files would be left
to move (just replace individual symlinks with a directory symlink).

Reminds me of the long /usr/doc -> /usr/share/doc transition in potato
times. And we did not even have dh in those days. Sounds good to me!