1 update.inc update_retrieve_dependencies()

Invokes hook_update_dependencies() in all installed modules.

This function is similar to module_invoke_all(), with the main difference that it does not require that a module be enabled to invoke its hook, only that it be installed. This allows the update system to properly perform updates even on modules that are currently disabled.

Return value

An array of return values obtained by merging the results of the: hook_update_dependencies() implementations in all installed modules.

See also




core/includes/update.inc, line 1041
Backdrop site update API.


function update_retrieve_dependencies() {
  $return = array();
  // Get a list of installed modules, arranged so that we invoke their hooks in
  // the same order that module_invoke_all() does.
  $modules = db_query("SELECT name FROM {system} WHERE type = 'module' AND schema_version <> :schema ORDER BY weight ASC, name ASC", array(':schema' => SCHEMA_UNINSTALLED))->fetchCol();
  foreach ($modules as $module) {
    $function = $module . '_update_dependencies';
    if (function_exists($function)) {
      $result = $function();
      // Each implementation of hook_update_dependencies() returns a
      // multidimensional, associative array containing some keys that
      // represent module names (which are strings) and other keys that
      // represent update function numbers (which are integers). We cannot use
      // array_merge_recursive() to properly merge these results, since it
      // treats strings and integers differently. Therefore, we have to
      // explicitly loop through the expected array structure here and perform
      // the merge manually.
      if (isset($result) && is_array($result)) {
        foreach ($result as $module => $module_data) {
          foreach ($module_data as $update => $update_data) {
            foreach ($update_data as $module_dependency => $update_dependency) {
              // If there are redundant dependencies declared for the same
              // update function (so that it is declared to depend on more than
              // one update from a particular module), record the dependency on
              // the highest numbered update here, since that automatically
              // implies the previous ones. For example, if one module's
              // implementation of hook_update_dependencies() required this
              // ordering:
              // system_update_1001 ---> user_update_1000
              // but another module's implementation of the hook required this
              // one:
              // system_update_1002 ---> user_update_1000
              // we record the second one, since system_update_1001() is always
              // guaranteed to run before system_update_1002() anyway (within
              // an individual module, updates are always run in numerical
              // order).
              if (!isset($return[$module][$update][$module_dependency]) || $update_dependency > $return[$module][$update][$module_dependency]) {
                $return[$module][$update][$module_dependency] = $update_dependency;

  return $return;