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Author: Steve Litt
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Avoid the merge
Marc Shapiro via Dng said on Mon, 12 Dec 2022 07:53:47 -0800

>On 12/12/22 02:39, Martin Steigerwald wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I do hope that Devuan can avoid that usrmerge madness forever. It
>> appears to me that at least for Debian 12 based Devuan 5 aka
>> Daedalus it still can.
>> usrmerge (35) unstable; urgency=medium
>>   .
>>     * Partially revert and further change the fix for #1024596,
>> because it was incomplete and would fail when the directory
>> containing the RTLD (e.g. /lib64) did not exist in /usr. (Closes:
>> #1025926)

>> Just what can possibly go wrong?
>> Even if done "right" according to
>> https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Dpkg/MergedUsr
>> I am not interested in it.
>> Ciao,
>Also not interested.  It seems like a bad idea to me.

I agree. Not all of us want to use an initramfs. The traditional Unix
way enables one to boot using only a few static programs. Naturally,
the redhat/freedesktop folks want to force you into using an initramfs,
which they always make hugely more complex than what's needed just to
read all your drives.

This is just another offering from the folks who don't understand and
don't appreciate Unix, and believe all operating systems should be as
complexified and brain dead as windows.



Steve Litt
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