Interactive upgrade hooks

Michael Vogt michael.vogt at
Wed Jan 12 13:24:32 CST 2005

On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 03:07:22PM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> I wrote a short draft here:
> which should explain the idea.  Feedback and corrections are welcome.

Tollef and I designed a proposed spec and put it on the
wiki. Feedback is very welcome. A format for the hook file is
suggested (closley modeled after debconf so that we can use some of
there tools, e.g. debconf2pot) and a basic concept how it can be added
to update-notifier. 

The "post-upgrade hook was run" information will be put in a format
that is easy to use by text-based tools as well. The idea is that it
should be easy to write a tool that tells the user about the
"post-upgrade hooks" and possibly about updates too (as Colin


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