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NAME

       dpkg-trigger - a package trigger utility

SYNOPSIS

       dpkg-trigger [option...] trigger-name
       dpkg-trigger [option...] command

DESCRIPTION

       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).

       Unrecognised trigger name syntaxes are an error for dpkg-trigger.

COMMANDS

       --check-supported
              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
              dpkg-trigger.

       -h, --help
              Show the usage message and exit.

       --version
              Show the version and exit.

OPTIONS

       --admindir=dir
              Change the location of the dpkg database. The default location is /var/lib/dpkg.

       --by-package=package
              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).

       --no-await
              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.

       --no-act
              Just test, do not actually change anything.

ENVIRONMENT

       DPKG_ADMINDIR
              If  set  and  the  --admindir option has not been specified, it will be used as the
              dpkg data directory.

SEE ALSO

       dpkg(1), deb-triggers(5), /usr/share/doc/dpkg-dev/triggers.txt.gz.