Re: dpkg semi-hijack - an announcement (also, triggers)
On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 02:17:15PM -0800, Mike Bird wrote:
> On Sun March 9 2008 14:46:50 Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> > Is dpkg handling the boot sequence? Or are you confusing that with
> > dependency-based initscripts?
> I hope I'm not mis-stating Frans's position when I say that Frans
> believes dpkg triggers are the best way to install dependency-based
> initscripts. Otherwise the installer unnecessarily and repetitively
> globally recalculates initscript dependencies for each package installed.
> I expect dpkg triggers would also be valuable for things like mktexlsr
> runs when working with texlive.
AOL. Try installing anything tex-related on a slow or mid-speed machine.
So, what about leaving the bikeshed painted in Ian's color, and starting
from that point? There are two strong technical arguments: 1. triggers
being a vital piece, and 2. diverging from Ubuntu is badly counter-
And then you can duke it out about NULL vs (char*)0 to your heart's content.
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// Never attribute to stupidity what can be
// adequately explained by malice.