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Author: Boian Bonev
To: karl, dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] running with separate / and /usr
Hi Karl,

On Sun, 2023-01-15 at 15:18 +0100, karl@??? wrote:
> Rainer Weikusat:
> ...
> > If moving the libraries was considered an acceptable solution, I'm
> > willing to create bug reports (or whatever else would be suitable) with
> > patches for the affected packages.
> ...
> Bug report won't help since upstream Debian has decided to only support
> merged /usr, thoose bugreports would only be rejected.
> The only way to keep the non-merged /usr in devuan is to:
> a, handle it yourself privately

I see no practical way of that to be possible.

> b, recruit enought maintainers to maintain the packages within devuan
> If any of you are not willing to become maintainers, then this
> discussion is moot.

Unlike removing systemd, this involves forking about 10-20 times more packages
_AND_ rebuilding everything else.

Maintaining a package means long term commitment - fixing bugs and stuff. IMO a
single maintainer doing 200 packages with properly spread complexity is a full
time job.

Rebuilding Debian is another complex problem, that even Debian with the vast
amount of resources available is not able to handle properly - the build queues
are always full.

As a conclusion we'd better get prepared to accept the usrmerge, like it or

With best regards,