This proposal is about making common install/upgrade/remove operations in binary packages declarative. In particular, it aims to remove many of the common needs for maintainer scripts.
Please usertag bugs with:
- usertag: declarative-packaging
Recent examples of this are 685734, 822462, https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2015/08/msg00412.html
This specification consists of many "smaller" projects to replace maintainer scripts (or other imperative packaging methods).
TODO: Review and add items from https://lists.debian.org/debian-dpkg/2015/08/msg00031.html
Integrate dpkg-maintscript-helper features into dpkg
Methods in dpkg-maintscript-helper are basically features that ought to have been in dpkg.