[pacman-dev] Hooks for pacman

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Jan 23 09:52:20 EST 2009

Marc - A. Dahlhaus [ Administration | Westermann GmbH ] wrote:
> Hello,
> what about an approach that keeps all settings of a specific hook inside
> the hook script itself? This would just work after deployment of a hook
> script in /etc/pacman.d/hooks.d without any configuration file hassle.
> The Hooks would be self contained in files that pacman could source
> before doing anything. And if someone wants to know what a hook do and
> when it will be used there is only one place to look.
> Marc

The one problem I see with that is that the actual script needs to be 
run.  The post_install scripts etc, just source and run the script in a 
shell.  This becomes more difficult if we have to keep information what 
files trigger the hooks to be run and when.


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