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*.deb) is fine for software management on operating system level, it comes with some downsides when used for desktop applications:
*.debpackages are always installed by
root(the Administrator of Linux), but the ultimate actions triggered during installation are defined by the package itself. This basically means, each time you install, update or remove a
*.debpackage you give it full access and therefore full control over your entire hard drive with all data stored on it. Unfortunately there is no way to mitigate this, because it is not possible to install, update or remove a
*.debpackage as a regular user.
*.debis difficult, because this format relies on shared libraries and binaries provided by the underlying operating system. If the underlying operating system gets older, the provided versions of the shared libraries and binaries may no longer be compatible with the latest version of the desktop application. Therefore, keeping everything in sync gets harder and harder over time.
rootpermission needed to manage applications.