Debian Bug report logs - #677871
RFE - allow PreInvoke scripts to modify sources.list

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Package: apt; Maintainer for apt is APT Development Team <>; Source for apt is src:apt.

Reported by: Miroslav Suchý <>

Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 12:21:53 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: patch

Found in version apt/0.9.6

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From: Miroslav Suchý <>
Subject: RFE - allow PreInvoke scripts to modify sources.list
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 14:01:54 +0200
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Package: apt
Version: 0.9.6
Tags: patch

One year ago Simon Lukasik send patch to apt mailing list which will allow plugins in PreInvoke to modify sources.list.

This week on BSP at Sazlburg I rebased (together with bzed) it to current code and tested it (with http and ftp methods. And apt-get, aptitude and synoptic frontends).

The motivation for this is apt-spacewalk which should be uploaded to Debian today.

This breaks little bit ABI. But that new method AcquireUpdate was created just month ago and nobody use it yet.
I consulted the move of RunScripts("APT::Update::Pre-Invoke") to ListUpdate() with DonKult and he said it is ok.

Attached is patch which modify the code and man page of apt.conf. As bonus it include documentation of other options,
which were presented in code in past, but not documented.

Mirek Suchy


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