kinkerl: well, you detailed how it could actually be done
scs: it's likely that kinkerl's package will be the default for Helena, when it's been cleaned up a little, as clem seems interested in making it easy to mintify ubuntu, and this is one of the necessary methods. But sure, wait for it to at least reach a v1!
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