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Re: usrmerge -- plan B?




On Mon, 2018-11-26 at 15:34 +0100, Stephan Seitz wrote:
> On Mo, Nov 26, 2018 at 03:08:09 +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > snapshot as well) would be hard and I disagree that the benefits of
> > merged-/usr would be minor.
> 
> There are no benefits of a merged /usr for users who don’t want to export 
> /usr via NFS or want to use clusters/docker images/etc. And this is the 
> majority of Debian users.
>
> So if a minority of users wants a merged /usr for their special cases 
> they can use your package.

Many of the rules in Debian policy are there to support a minority of
users, but we try to follow them anyway.

Yesterday's special case (SMP, hotplug, mobile, 64-bit, ...) often
becomes tomorrow's common case.

Ben.

-- 
Ben Hutchings
Lowery's Law:
        If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.


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