[pacman-dev] Hooks for pacman

Marc - A. Dahlhaus [ Administration | Westermann GmbH ] mad at wol.de
Fri Jan 23 10:04:12 EST 2009

Am Samstag, den 24.01.2009, 00:52 +1000 schrieb Allan McRae:
> 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.
> Allan

The point was that this way you can install new hooks with packages and
they would just work without any configuration file fiddling. It would
be cleaner for a packager in my opinion.


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