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Re: Finding out in postinst whether some other package is configured

Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:

> Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> writes:
>> Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
>>> Also how would a package inset such a Post-Invoke line into the
>>> conffig? Modifying the conffile would be a policy violation.
>> The package that provides the hook to run provides the config entry; the
>> packages that need to run the hook touch a file in /var/<whatever> or
>> append a line to such a file.
> That means that every such case has to reinvent the wheel.
> Also you still haven't gotten the hook into the Post-Invoke apt
> option.

I don't remember how zope does it, but apparently it has found a way.
Probably it just drops a file into apt/conf.d, not caring about other
files specifying a Post-Invoke option (which works because there are

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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