On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 12:28:45AM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote: > Also, as is has been discussed, if the /usr/doc/ transition was > representative then this would probably take many years.
You keep using that as an argument. I think it's very disinginuous to point to a problem Debian had over 20 years ago and say "look, we don't know how to do this quickly". It's not like things haven't changed since. We can (and should, IMO) declare *today* that for bookworm, shipping files in / (as opposed to /usr) that are not compatibility symlinks will be RC. You can start writing a lintian check today for the same. If we take both these steps, this will only take us one release cycle, and the dpkg maintainers can come up with a plan to remove /bin and friends and replace them by symlinks in ways that will not confuse dpkg.  the /usr/doc transition was in progress when I first joined Debian, 20 years ago. I don't remember the start of it, but I do remember it ending. -- To the thief who stole my anti-depressants: I hope you're happy -- seen somewhere on the Internet on a photo of a billboard