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Re: Limiting the power of packages




On 10/4/18 10:06 AM, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 03, 2018 at 11:30:40PM -0400, Antoine Beaupré wrote:
>> Yet I still think we should start fixing those problems. 
> 
> +1
> 
>> Yes, there are a billion things that could go wrong in the current
>> approach, but if we had *some* safety net, controlled in the
>> sources.list file, we could at least restrict what third-party packages
>> would do.
> 
> Not just third-party packages: this isolation feature could limit the
> damage that could occur from buggy maintainer scripts in Debian's own
> scripts too.

And prevent stuff like with the bumblebee uninstall disaster because of
an added space, for example:

rm -rf /usr /share/foo/bar.conf

Cheers,

Thomas Goirand (zigo)