hook into rpm install/update/deletion of any package (for etckeeper)

Jos Vos jos at xos.nl
Mon May 19 18:18:14 UTC 2008

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 08:02:38PM +0200, Till Maas wrote:

> is it possible to hook into rpm in a way that an arbitray programm is run 
> whenever a package is installed, updated or deleted?
> I want to test etckeeper:
> http://kitenet.net/~joey/code/etckeeper/
> This programm creates a repository for /etc and keeps track of changes that 
> are done there via package updates and therefore it needs to hook into rpm as 
> far as I can see. Is it maybe possible to do this with something 
> like %trigger?

With %trigger you have to specify the package that fires the trigger.
So, no, that cannot be used to catch all packages, only for packages
for which you create a %trigger (in another package).

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