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

Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> writes:

> 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
> none...) 

Yes, that is usualy done. But it won't work the first time
around. Only subsequent apt calls would work. And dpkg -i foo.deb also
ignores those. So not realy an option.

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


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