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Re: Dpkg triggers and user experience, aka "How do I disable those triggers" side effect.

Le Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 10:31:54AM +0200, Franklin PIAT a écrit :
> The funny (and *angering*) thing is, those users who
> actually notice triggers are likely to complain :
>  "Why the Hell do you run those triggers, it wastes my time !"
> sid:~# time dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/manpages_3.00-1_all.deb 
> Selecting previously deselected package manpages.
> (Reading database ... 26933 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking manpages (from .../manpages_3.00-1_all.deb) ...
> Setting up manpages (3.00-1) ...
> Processing triggers for man-db ...

Hi all,

Isn't the problem of these users that in the above output, the only
sentence that contains jargon is the one about the "triggers", and they
can not see why triggers are doing someghing good for them?. How to
understand the last sentence? Has man-db one or more triggers? Is
triggers a verb or a noun? What is the analogy between the triggers of
dpkg and those of databasees or firearms?

Maybe "Processing triggers" could be replaced by a 2-3 word summary of
what the trigger is really doing?

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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