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deb-triggers - package triggers
A package declares its relationship to some trigger(s) by including a triggers file in its
control archive (i.e. DEBIAN/triggers during package creation).
This file contains directives, one per line. Leading and trailing whitespace and every-
thing after the first # on any line will be trimmed, and empty lines will be ignored.
The trigger control directives currently supported are:
Specifies that the package is interested in the named trigger. All triggers in which
a package is interested must be listed using this directive in the triggers control
Arranges that changes to this package's state will activate the specified trigger.
The trigger will be activated at the start of the following operations: unpack, con-
figure, remove (including for the benefit of a conflicting package), purge and decon-
If this package disappears during the unpacking of another package the trigger will
be activated when the disappearance is noted towards the end of the unpack. Trigger
processing, and transition from triggers-awaited to installed, does not cause activa-
tions. In the case of unpack, triggers mentioned in both the old and new versions of
the package will be activated.
Unknown directives are an error which will prevent installation of the package.
dpkg-trigger(1), dpkg(1), /usr/share/doc/dpkg-dev/triggers.txt.gz.
Debian Project 2009-03-15 deb-triggers(5)
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