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Re: Finnishing apt/aptitude runs with a script?

Sven Joachim wrote:

> On 2011-03-31 08:49 +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
>> On Jo, 31 mar 11, 08:01:46, Johannes Graumann wrote:
>>> I'm running a host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) and have to
>>> update it's database whenever I upgrade the system using apt/aptitude.
>>> Does that package management suite provide the functionality to run a
>>> script/shell command when it's quitting? I'd prefer such a solution over
>>> the current scripting approach as I all to aften find myself
>>> automatically typing "aptitude" instead of "<Myscript>" ...
>> I think what you need can be achieved with dpkg hooks.
> Yes, but those hooks will be run more often than necessary, since apt
> typically invokes dpkg several times during an installation.
>> Hope this hint helps, since I never used them and can't tell you
>> exactly where to put them.
> /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg is the place for that (or drop a file into
> /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d).

Thank you for that hint. But as you said: dpkg is run multiple time per apt 
invocation, which doesn't make the option very feasible in my scenario ... 
no such thing as apt/aptitude hooks?


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