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Re: Draft spec for new dpkg "triggers" feature

Florent Rougon <f.rougon@free.fr> wrote:

> So, you would want texlive-base-bin, instead of tex-common, to run
> mktexlsr, update-updmap and updmap-sys? Because it ships mktexlsr and
> updmap-sys, and depends on tex-common, which provides mktexlsr? Makes
> sense. And tetex-bin could do the same, since several packages can be
> interested in the same triggers.

Yes, except that tex-common doesn't provide mktexlsr, but only

>> This is more a problem: I think that if the trigger fails and the
>> package that runs it is put into state failed-config (or even if it's
>> put into failed-config for non-trigger reasons), this should affect all
>> packages that Depend on it.
> Seems natural to me, but is not what is happening with current dpkg. And
> this isn't a new problem brought by the trigger spec, it's a general
> behavior of dpkg wrt dependencies 

I know.

Regards, Frank

Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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