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Bug#568313: Suggestion: forbid the use of dpkg-statoverride in postinst scripts, except for --list

This one time, at band camp, Brandon said:
> As for setting permissions for files with dynamic ids, debian policy
> says that dpkg-statoverride is necessary. This is not true, or at least
> misleading.

How do you expect packages to maintain correct ownerships and
permissions on files owned by dynamically created ids in the time
period between unpack and when the postinstall is run without the use
of dpkg-statoverride?

Why do you think dpkg-statoverride was designed solely for a local admin
and not for package use?  What gave you that impression and where did
you read it?

|   ,''`.                                            Stephen Gran |
|  : :' :                                        sgran@debian.org |
|  `. `'                        Debian user, admin, and developer |
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