Fwd: [systemd-devel] Dropping split-usr/unmerged-usr support

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Wed Apr 6 12:50:24 UTC 2022

Hi All!

Immo here.

Sorry for my ignorance and disturbing the usual chatter on the list.

I guess this is at least for Didier. There are also other speaking
distros out there that systemd people might not be aware of so I
forwarded the original message here.

Feel free to answer to my message. I'll forward it to systemd-devel
if needed.

Distribution maintainers might also want to join systemd-devel if
not already there.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [systemd-devel] Dropping split-usr/unmerged-usr support
Date: 2022-04-05 23:07
 From: Luca Boccassi <luca.boccassi at gmail.com>
To: systemd-devel at lists.freedesktop.org


As part of our spring cleaning effort, we are considering when to drop
support for split/unmerged-usr filesystem layouts.

A build-time warning was added last year:


We are now adding a runtime taint as well.

Which distributions are left running with systemd on a split/unmerged-
usr system?

(reminder: we refer to a system that boots without a populated /usr as
split-usr, and a system where bin, sbin and lib* are not symlinks to
their counterparts under /usr as unmerged-usr)


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