[arch-general] pacman and hooks

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 02:06:14 UTC 2016

On 02/02/2016 09:00 PM, Andrew Gregory wrote:
> Neither hooks.bin nor hooks.local are used by alpm/pacman in any way.
> They are merely my own personal suggestions for where packages should
> put scripts and inactive hooks.  The intent for hooks.local is for
> packages to place any hooks that shouldn't be automatically enabled
> there, then for users to selectively enable them by symlinking them
> into /etc/pacman.d/hooks.
> apg

Duh... "inactive hooks for users to enable"

I should have realized.

Of course, three of those hooks are things that should (eventually) be
replacing standard install scripts. So they should be going in

Speaking of which, does anyone know what plans there are for globally
transitioning common actions like gtk-update-icon-cache,
update-{mime,desktop}-database, vim helptags, install-info, etc. to hooks?

Will these be part of pacman, or part of the packages that provide the
executables they use?

Eli Schwartz

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