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Re: Bug#582109: debian-policy: document triggers where appropriate

Le Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 09:00:59AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog a écrit :
> I believe we can update the policy whatever the status of this specific
> bug.
> You're missing the important sentence that follows: “If there are no
> circular dependencies involved, all package dependencies will be
> configured.”

Ahem... That is embarassing.  Thanks for your patience.  Now I understand why I
did not understand.
> My suggestion:
> <prgn>postinst configure</prgn> was already run and the dependencies ought
> to be configured. However, dpkg currently suffers of a bug which means
> that <prgn>postinst triggered</prgn> can be called while some dependencies
> are being upgraded (see bug <url id="http://bugs.debian.org/671711";
> name="671711">). You should thus only rely on the fact that the
> dependencies are at least unpacked and were already configured once
> (similar to what <tt>Pre-Depends</tt> ensures for <prgn>preinst</prgn>
> maintainer scripts).
> I maintain my second provided that you fix the above.

Great, and thanks for your suggestion, which I will apply.

More seconds or objections from others ?  What are the other Policy editors
thinking about this patch ?


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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