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Wed, 09 Feb 2005

Understanding maintainer scripts

The order in which maintainer scripts are called, and the parameters they receive is documented in the Policy, and yet it's really hard to follow the intrincate consequences of one of the scripts failing to execute correctly.

Aiming to understand all this better, I started playing with a dummy package whose maintainer scripts told me which script and with which paramaters was being called and allowed me to state if it was going to succeed or not.

The result of this tests is the pseudo-tutorial published at the Debian-Women site. The upgrade diagram is specially interesting, since it's really complicated and has lots of different outcomes.

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