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dpkg hooks (was Re: Upgrade report from "bo" to "hamm")

Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu> writes:
> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@datasync.com> writes:
> > 	Actually, I would like to see a hooks mechanism for the
> >  package management system desgned and implemented. This can take the
> >  place of the pre and post inst rm scripts; the currrent behaviour
> >  just being the default hooks implemented by dpkg.
> > 
> > 	Thus, bbdbv could just put a reconfig request in the
> >  after-package-configured-hook for VM, and that would e that.
> > 
> > 	The shaould also be a post-install-run-hook, and all menu call
> >  and emacsen-configure calls could be added to that hook, to be
> >  run when the installation is over.
> > 
> > 	This si a relatively simple, but very powerful technique.
> Consider this proposal seconded :>

I think I would probably agree too but I don't understand what you're
proposing.  My goal was to basically de-duplicate multiple, time
consuming runs to things that lots of packages do, like update-menus.
Manoj, does your scheme address this?

.....A. P. Harris...apharris@onShore.com...<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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