dpkg-trigger(1) dpkg suite dpkg-trigger(1)
dpkg-trigger - a package trigger utility
dpkg-trigger [option...] trigger-name
dpkg-trigger [option...] command
dpkg-trigger is a tool to explicitly activate triggers and check for
its support on the running dpkg.
This can be used by maintainer scripts in complex and conditional
situations where the file triggers, or the declarative activate
triggers control file directive, are insufficiently rich. It can also
be used for testing and by system administrators (but note that the
triggers won't actually be run by dpkg-trigger).
Unrecognized trigger name syntaxes are an error for dpkg-trigger.
Check if the running dpkg supports triggers (usually called from
a postinst). Will exit 0 if a triggers-capable dpkg has run, or
1 with an error message to stderr if not. Normally, however, it
is better just to activate the desired trigger with
Show the usage message and exit.
Show the version and exit.
Change the location of the dpkg database. The default location
Override trigger awaiter (normally set by dpkg through the
DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_PACKAGE environment variable of the maintainer
scripts, naming the package to which the script belongs, and
this will be used by default).
This option arranges that the calling package T (if any) need
not await the processing of this trigger; the interested
package(s) I, will not be added to T's trigger processing
awaited list and T's status is unchanged. T may be considered
installed even though I may not yet have processed the trigger.
This option does the inverse of --no-await (since dpkg 1.17.21).
If the interested package has declared a "noawait" directive,
then this option will not be effective. It is currently the
Just test, do not actually change anything.
0 The requested action was successfully performed. Or a check or
assertion command returned true.
1 A check or assertion command returned false.
2 Fatal or unrecoverable error due to invalid command-line usage,
or interactions with the system, such as accesses to the
database, memory allocations, etc.
If set and the --admindir option has not been specified, it will
be used as the dpkg data directory.
Sets the color mode (since dpkg 1.18.5). The currently accepted
values are: auto (default), always and never.
dpkg(1), deb-triggers(5), /usr/share/doc/dpkg-dev/triggers.txt.gz.
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