Some repeated tasks at every update

Brian Inglis
Sun Feb 25 15:36:19 GMT 2024

On 2024-02-24 22:38, Fergus Daly via Cygwin wrote:
> There are 12 tasks never shown ".done" in /etc/postinstall/ (6  .dash and 6 .sh) and therefore repeated at every update.
> (Other users' installations might have 12 +/-.)
> They are not particularly intrusive (though they can take a while) but nor is their inclusion or the exclusion of many others
> at all obvious, except perhaps for *update* and maybe autorebase.
> Not really too bothered about rationale but can an Admin confirm their necessary presence?

A list of those would be useful unless access to your system is available?

If they start with 0p_... or zp_... they are perpetual pre- or post- postinstall 
scripts e.g. all systems should have the following:



run after all other setup steps have been performed, but either before or after 
all postinstall scripts in installed or upgraded packages have been run.

See "setup.exe new postinstall facitilities":
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis              Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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