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Author: william moss
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Devuan with usr merge?
On 11/5/21 4:13 PM, Svante Signell via Dng wrote:
> On Fri, 2021-11-05 at 18:50 +0000, Alexis PM via Dng wrote:
>>  Debian 11 Bullseye is the last Debian release that supports the non-
>> merged-usr layout. It is therefore foreseeable that Devuan 4 Chimaera
>> will also be.
> I'm not so sure Devuan has to follow Debian with respect to merged-
> /usr. In my opinion it is more a policy decision to make for the
> project. It is up to discussion though though.
> Comments/arguments/opinions are very welcomed.
> Thanks!
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BSD and system V (AT&T/Bell Labs System Five) switched more than a
decade ago.

The original intent was for a fast disk for root and less expensive
media for all else.

This was in the days of Lab Version 6 and 7, later system III and BSD
4.x. A large disk was 100 MB.

Once large fast disks of 100GB became inexpensive commodities, the
incentive was gone.

None the less, from a personal perspective:
    I have been using Unix since lab version 6. I have used BSD since
4.0, Minix, Ultrix, etc. I have no preference and would suggest that
whatever is easiest for the maintainers/developers of Devuan should be

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