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Re: modifying home directories by maintainer scripts (was: Re: Bug#329347: common-lisp-controller: checking of permissions of the output directory)

On Wed, 21 Sep 2005, René van Bevern wrote:
> Not by packages or their scripts and not without user
> interaction. It's dangerous.

Often it IS done without interaction, with the expected screwups and massive
loss of data.  Openoffice deleted a ton of user files with their
super-braindead upgrade script [oo's, I am *NOT* talking about any
maintainer scripts of the oo packages!].

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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