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Re: Desktop standards, MIME info cache, and Lintian

Michael Biebl wrote:
> See /usr/share/doc/dpkg-dev/triggers.txt.gz, w.r.t file triggers.
> The trigger will one be run if it matches a file (e.g. /usr/share/icons or
> /usr/share/applications).

James Vega wrote:
> The whole point of triggers is that they watch a set of
> files/directories and when changes happen to those files/directories a
> command gets run.  They're supposed to make it so that only one package (the
> one providing the command that needs to be run) has to know that the command
> needs to be run.  This is far less error-prone than relying on every developer
> to remember which commands to run in which maintainer scripts.

Thank you both for the pointers, I clearly was totally confused about how
triggers work.


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