On Tue, 2021-01-26 at 13:17 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote: > 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.
I fear we are drifting away from just deciding to move to merged-/usr to implementation details, but I originally suggested to wait one release between making merged-/usr mandatory (could happen in bookworm) and moving installation paths in packages (could happen in trixie). This seems to avoid several problems: - partial upgrades to bookworm or backported packages from bookworm to bullseye and from trixie to bookworm should still just work (backports from then-testing trixie to then-oldstable bullseye, that is over two releases, would need to take a bit more care) - we need to touch packages for the move only once - compat symlinks have various problems (cf. references to essential packages and OpenSuSE). Ansgar : https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2020/11/msg00232.html : https://lists.debian.org/debian-ctte/2021/01/msg00041.html : https://lists.debian.org/debian-ctte/2021/01/msg00037.html