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Merging / onto /usr

2012-05-09 09:00..09:55 in Jr. Ballroom 1

Fedora has decided that they are going to merge {/bin,/lib,/sbin} into /usr. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/UsrMove This means that upstream support for distinguishing between / and /usr for early boot services will atrophy more than it already has, and there will be extra work involved for Ubuntu to maintain this capability. Furthermore, if we can rely on /usr to be mounted when upstart starts, we can simplify a number of system jobs. Explore whether we should change initramfs-tools in Ubuntu as well for 12.10 to provide this guarantee.