Wouter Verhelst dijo [Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 01:17:38PM +0200]: > 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.
I agree with you, and I think that once this TC issue/vote is settled (which I expect to lean towards "yes", with Simon's option #1 — But I have been surprised before more than once ;-) ), we should take steps such as a GR to make what you suggest be enforced for Bookworm. Keep in mind, though, that we have _many_ packages that are not rebuilt even once per stable cycle. Many of them are not even in the general awareness of their maintainers (or are just RC). If they become insta-buggy, we will have to take massive action on them (which... well, can of course be positive if we can clean them up from many other inherited bits of cruft!)
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