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Suggestion about file permissions being listed in debian packages

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(The IMO and AFAIC marginal utility of obtaining 'help' on
IRC channels aside) it was suggested to me on #debian on
Freenode that I post this suggestion here, in case it hasn't
been previously considered:

Has this ever been considered by Debian:

A lot of issues with users come about because of incorrect
file/dir permissions (for whatever reasons. Make no
assumptions, please. There's a good reason why Ubuntu now

Wouldn't the '/var/lib/dpkg/info/<package>.list' files be
the perfect place to explicitly lay out the file & directory
permissions/user/group info for each file in a package? That
way, the users could, if necessary, check the present state
of their packages by this list, first, to see if their
problems might possibly be cleared up by adherence to this
schema. The worst that could happen would be that the info
in the .list file would be wrong -- itself a symptom of a
bad install, etc. 

Does this make sense? It seems to make quite a lot of sense
to me -- and IMO would make a lot of sense to a lot of
confused, frustrated people as well.

- -- grok.

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