Matthew Garrett writes: > With my non-CTTE hat on, I think this is a demonstration that Debian > *does* care about derivatives. It's important to ensure that derivatives > are aware of the subtle interactions between dpkg and usrmerge, > otherwise they may suffer from hard to diagnose issues on upgrades. The > message from dpkg says nothing about reverting to split-/usr, and > instead points at a wiki page. If our documentation on how to avoid > these issues is incomplete (ie, if we're only describing how to avoid it > by using split-/usr rather than describing the mitigations we've imposed > within Debian to avoid triggering the issues), perhaps a better approach > would be to improve that documentation? We don't benefit our users by > pretending there isn't a problem here.
Okay, I followed your recommendation and added a small warning to the FAQ: https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Dpkg/FAQ?action=diff&rev1=78&rev2=79 Ansgar