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Author: golinux
To: dng, devuan-dev
Subject: [devuan-dev] UsrMerge Status: Testing/Excalibur and more
Dear Friends and Software Freedom Lovers,

This announcement[1] looks to Devuan's future and also to its beginnings
in 2015.

Debian is proceeding with a full implementation of the merged usr file
structure[2] during this current testing cycle. In order to focus
available resources on our primary purpose regarding systemd, Devuan
developers have decided it is in the project's best interest to
the usrmerge.

# Navigating the merged usr transition

1. Daedalus/stable is the final Devuan release that will function
merged usr.

2. The safest way to migrate from Daedalus/stable to Excalibur/testing
to first ensure there is sufficient disk space to accommodate the merge
that you have made backups before proceeding.

3. Only then install the usrmerge package BEFORE proceeding with the
normal dist-upgrade steps.

4. This document will be updated to reflect future changes as needed.

# Happy Birthday Devuan!

This announcement also celebrates Devuan's 9th birthday as the first
pre-alpha ISO was gifted to us on Valentine's Day 2015. The iconic boot
screen[3] was created for the event. Devuan's journey has been and
to be a labor of Love for all of us. Love of Linux. Love of freedom. And
Love of everyone on Starship Devuan.

Note that the timing was also a prophetic salute to Leonard Nemoy who
less than two weeks after the release.

May Devuan live long and prosper!



[2] https://wiki.debian.org/UsrMerge

[3] https://dev1galaxy.org/files/devuan-notoy-grub-64x480.png