User talk:Allan/Pacman Hooks - Version 1

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Hi, I think it would be really useful to have pacman hooks for a simliar reason:

As a zsh user, whenever I update a package, I need to manually run the rehash built-in so that zsh will recognize new/updated paths.

A pacman PostInstall hook would cut out this step.

Thanks! Noah

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Matt's Method

-- Piezoelectric 13:00, 11 April 2010 (EDT)

Hey, Allan, I like your idea. In fact I came across it after posting a feature request FS#19044. I'll outline my idea's here in a similar matter to your own.

Directory Layout


This is the general dispatch file, while the entire functionality of this file could be built directly into pacman, and the file itself ignored altogether, I think it's best to do it like this, because what we are going for in the first place is maximum per-user flexibility.



Each <pkgname>.install should be able to specify when in it will be performed in relation to the install file that comes with the package. Ex: TIMING={before|replace|after}

I'll integrate this idea in a little bit, I just wanted to make note of it in case someone happens across this in the short time that I step away =)