[development] Doing hook_update_N() when module is installed

Ken Rickard agentrickard at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 09:35:38 UTC 2009

To run an action the first time a module is installed, use
hook_enable() in D5 or D6.

- Ken

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 5:08 AM, Randy Fay <randy at randyfay.com> wrote:
> I'm doing a module for infrastructure which is all about applying
> configuration updates, and it does only configuration, nothing else.
> I'd like to create hook_update_N() functions, but I'd also like all of them
> to be run when the module is installed.
> Is there any "correct" way to do this?  Many modules implement the
> functionality in both hook_install and hook_update_N, and that's fine for
> database-only issues, which is what these were built around (like schema
> changes). But it doesnt' really make sense for site config changes.
> Obviously, I can run the hook functions from hook_install(), in direct or
> indirect ways.
> Suggestions?
> Thanks,
> -Randy
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> Randy Fay
> Drupal Development, troubleshooting, and debugging
> randy at randyfay.com
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Ken Rickard
agentrickard at gmail.com

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