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Author: Curtis Maurand
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Avoid the merge

On 12/13/22 06:57, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
> Hi,
> Curtis Maurand via Dng <dng@???> writes:
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Dec 12, 2022, at 5:40 AM, Martin Steigerwald <martin@???> 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.
>> Isn’t that one of the things SCO did? It doesn’t make any sense to
>> me. part of the reason for separating those dirs was security: to keep
>> the residents of those dirs out of the hand of ordinary users.
> The reason to separate things was not to keep things out of the hands of
> ordinary users but limited space in the root file system. Anything not
> needed to boot/restore a system was put in /usr so you could put that on
> another partition.
> # If it were a security thing, you should not be able to put /bin and/or
> # /sbin in your PATH. But you are.
> Now that partition size is no longer an issue, some folks want to move
> everything to /usr because the reason for the split is gone. I think
> they've got things backwards. Everything should be moved out of /usr
> and back into / if you really care!
> Personally, I kind of like the idea of a separate /usr, even if it's
> only because of my own inertia ;-)
> urtis
> https://curtis.maurand.com

Thank you.  I stand reminded of history,