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Saturday, 27 June 2009

Every day's a school day

Courtesy of a wonky prerm script in a package I'm working on, I just learned that when you dpkg-reconfigure a package, it runs more than just the package's config script. I guess subconsciously, I'd always expected it to run the postinst again as well, but I did not realise the prerm script was also run.

So having now peeked at the innards of dpkg-reconfigure, it runs the prerm with upgrade version, the config with reconfigure version and the postinst with configure version, in that order.

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