[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Set an environment variable to indicate hooks support

Lukas Fleischer lfleischer at archlinux.org
Wed Feb 24 08:54:46 UTC 2016

On Tue, 23 Feb 2016 at 20:42:36, Lukas Jirkovsky wrote:
> On 23 February 2016 at 20:20, Gesh <gesh at gesh.uni.cx> wrote:
> > I am confused. Given that h hooks support is only provided by pacman >=5, shouldn't such PKGBUILDs require that in their depends array?
> >
> > Just my two cents,
> > Gesh
> While that would ensure the pacman is upgraded to 5.0, there's no
> guarantee it would be upgraded before the package requiring hooks.

Talking about Arch Linux: Could we simply add a news entry and tell
people to upgrade pacman and its dependencies first, as we usually do
when this kind of situation arises? Of course, we would need to make
sure that none of the dependencies use hooks for the time being...

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