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Re: The trigger in your Debian packages



On Fri, 3 Jun 2011 10:24:23 +0200, Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:

(I maintain 'fontconfig' with a .triggers file)

> 1/ If your package uses the "interest" directive in the triggers files,
> is it important that the "triggering" packages that activate your triggers
> be considered as not configured (and thus not satisfying dependencies)
> until the trigger has been processed?

Yes. Many packages using fonts access them through 'fontconfig', so
installing the related font package is not sufficient for other packages
to use the fonts, they can only work if the fontconfig database is
updated, which currently happens through the triggers file.

> 2/ If your package uses the "activate" directive, is it important that
> your package be considered as not configured (and thus not satisfying
> dependencies) until the trigger has been processed?

Fontconfig only uses the 'interest' directive.

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keith.packard@intel.com

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