[pacman-dev] Hooks for pacman
allan at archlinux.org
Fri Jan 23 10:38:42 EST 2009
Marc - A. Dahlhaus [ Administration | Westermann GmbH ] wrote:
> Am Samstag, den 24.01.2009, 00:52 +1000 schrieb Allan McRae:
>> Marc - A. Dahlhaus [ Administration | Westermann GmbH ] wrote:
>>> 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.
>> 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.
> 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.
I understood you point. My point is that each hook need to provide the
1. when to run it (per file or transaction)
2. what files trigger it running
3. a script that can be sourced and run by the shell.
It is _a lot_ easier if 1 and 2 are separate from 3. If you can propose
a clean way to have them all together, then we will be happy to consider it.
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