[development] Doing hook_update_N() when module is installed
earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Nov 13 18:00:06 UTC 2009
On Thu, 12 Nov 2009 Randy Fay wrote:
> I keep learning every day - and I'm glad to know about hook_enable(), which
> I didn't know about.
> I don't think it answers my question, though, since I'm concerned about
> taking actions at install time, which would be hook_install(). And in my
> particular case, the install actions are the same as the set of
> hook_update_N(). The only way I know to include all those in hook_install()
> is either to duplicate code or to make a runner function. Both ugly.
Why would hook_update_N be the same as hook_install? The hook_install
is for installing the database as described in the hook_schema. The
hook_update_N is reserved for schema changes. The hook_enable can be
used to execute your ``runner function'' as long as the ``runner
function'' isn't modifying the database schema. You need to be more
specific with what you're doing in hook_install and hook_update_N.
You may also be interested in hook_requirements.
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