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Re: Bug#592839: dpkg-source option to remove files on unpack: debian/source/remove-files


I think that we should be aiming towards descriptive domain-specific
languages rather than imperative catch-all ones wherever possible. In
the old days before debhelper, the rules file would explicitly move
files around, and I think .install files are a huge step forward. I'd
also like to see a tool to generate preinst/postrm fragments for

There is a reason why I held a lightning talk comparing dpkg to
Microsoft Installer at DC9. :)


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