The trigger in your Debian packages

Andreas Beckmann debian at
Tue Jun 7 16:23:28 UTC 2011

On 2011-06-03 10:24, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Please reply for the packages that you maintain to the question that
> concerns you:
> 1/ If your package uses the "interest" directive in the triggers files,
> is it important that the "triggering" packages that activate your triggers
> be considered as not configured (and thus not satisfying dependencies)
> until the trigger has been processed?

In the NVIDIA packages we use triggers to add/remove alternatives to
diverted files. I've seen the triggers being run multiple times during
an installation, but a single run at the end should be sufficient and
avoid changing the alternatives multiple times during the installation.

"activate" is not being used.

> For the others, I would like you to answer explicitly yes or no with a
> short rationale. If you don't know what to answer, please reply describing
> what your trigger does, and we'll try to find out through discussion.

> Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <pkg-nvidia-devel at>
>    nvidia-graphics-drivers


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