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Re: Draft spec for new dpkg "triggers" feature

Joey Hess writes ("Re: Draft spec for new dpkg "triggers" feature"):
> Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Other possibilities for passing this information seem to include:
> >  * writing it to a temporary file (what a palaver both for dpkg
> >    and for the maintainer script)
> >  * environment variables (messy and still subject to possibly small
> >    implementation limits)
> >  * not at all
> Couldn't dpkg just run the trigger muliple times (like xargs) if it came
> to that?

Yes, I suppose it could, but that has its own downsides.  In
particular, it will often be the case that some or all of the triggers
a package is interested in will cause identical postinst behaviour,
which would end up being repeated.


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