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Re: standards for post-installation scripts




On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 7:12 PM, Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 06:22:37PM -0800, Dan Hitt wrote:
>> Does debian have guidelines or rules for post-installation scripts?
>>
>> I had trouble installing a package, and i would sort of like to file a
>> bug describing the behavior.  But i'd only want to do this if there
>> were rules, and these rules were definite enough to make it very clear
>> something in the package was in error and not just lousy setup on my
>> part.
>>
> I have occassionally introduced bugs in my maintainer scripts, so it
> would not be crazy to think you might have found a maintainer script
> bug.  Here are a couple of references that might help you decide if what
> you are seeing is a bug:
>
> https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/#maintainer-scripts
> https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/ch06.en.html#bpp-debian-maint-scripts
>

Thanks Roberto!

The debian-policy document is very interesting, and is definitive on
at least part of what i was searching for.

Anyhow, i'm holding off on further action until i know a little more,
and am a little more sure.

Thanks for your help!!

dan