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Re: Limiting the power of packages




On 2018-10-04 21:10, Simon Richter wrote:
> We could bring the same to dpkg by moving things out of maintainer scripts
> and into control files. The big items would be
>
>  - alternatives
>  - diversions
>  - statoverride
>  - service start/stop

I agree and like to add:

 - create system users/groups
 - update-icon-cache and similar
 - create various symlinks
 - some directory and file creation in postinst could probably avoided, too

Cheers