Re: Updating the icon cache (GNOME Goals)

Federico Mena Quintero wrote: 
> On Tue, 2007-08-07 at 11:28 +0200, Stanislav Brabec wrote:
> > And absolutelly ideal would be a new auto* standard:
> > 
> > If package needs special action for installation/upgrade/removal,
> > specially named file containing these commands will be created.
> Ooooh, this is a very nice idea.  Does anyone have traction with the
> automake team to make this happen? :)
> Barring that, we could probably make distros' lives easier by installing
> such scripts on our own (say, $(libexecdir)/myapp-install-hook).

No. It was just an idea.

Thinking more about it, there could exist some standard targets in for these purposes.

But it is not easy as it looks:

- is expanded to Makefile. It might be untrivial to make
script in it.

- Having script is separate file also needs additional hacks to have
properly expanded things depending on $(prefix).

- RPM and DEB has different and incompatible scriptlets.

For example you can't "do this with old package before new version
starts to place its files" in RPM (i. e. %preuntrans is missing), but
you can do it in Debian by old-prerm.

For details see for example

Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
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