Re: Enter Postpone
Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> To be honest, this is exactly an example where I would *NOT* want to see
> this implemented.
> A major downside of the mechanism supported by this package is that there
> is absolutely no check is any errors occur during the running of these
> postponed scripts!
That's exactly the reason why we never did that ourselves.
> For all other potential use cases, maintainers should wait for the
> implementation of triggers in dpkg , which is the only correct way to
> deal with this issue.
>  And that this is not purely theoretical can be shown with the recent
> RC bugs (#419020 and friends) against jadetex, which caused failure in
> the postinst for all texlive packages which call such scripts.
Well, this one is actually a bad example, because it wouldn't happen if
the thing was postponed, it's kind of a timing issue. But there are
other valid examples of failed TeX commands (by the dozen in the BTS).
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