In Drupal 8, during module install, is hook_install() called before or after loading the .yml files in config/install?

I've across a module that's using both (which seems like a bad idea on its own) and I'm trying to run down the cause of an inconsistency in the configuration right after the module is installed.


When Drupal install a module, first it installs the default configuration of the module, then it invokes its hook_install(). This is evident from ModuleInstaller::install(), which contains the following code.

  // Install default configuration of the module.
  $config_installer = \Drupal::service('config.installer');
  if ($sync_status) {
  \Drupal::service('config.installer')->installDefaultConfig('module', $module);

  // If the module has no current updates, but has some that were
  // previously removed, set the version to the value of
  // hook_update_last_removed().
  if ($last_removed = $this->moduleHandler->invoke($module, 'update_last_removed')) {
    $version = max($version, $last_removed);
  drupal_set_installed_schema_version($module, $version);

  // Ensure that all post_update functions are registered already.
  /** @var \Drupal\Core\Update\UpdateRegistry $post_update_registry */
  $post_update_registry = \Drupal::service('update.post_update_registry');

  // Record the fact that it was installed.
  $modules_installed[] = $module;

  // Drupal's stream wrappers needs to be re-registered in case a
  // module-provided stream wrapper is used later in the same request. In
  // particular, this happens when installing Drupal via Drush, as the
  // 'translations' stream wrapper is provided by Interface Translation
  // module and is later used to import translations.

  // Update the theme registry to include it.

  // Modules can alter theme info, so refresh theme data.
  // @todo ThemeHandler cannot be injected into ModuleHandler, since that
  //   causes a circular service dependency.
  // @see https://www.drupal.org/node/2208429

  // In order to make uninstalling transactional if anything uses routes.
  \Drupal::getContainer()->set('router.route_provider.old', \Drupal::service('router.route_provider'));
  \Drupal::getContainer()->set('router.route_provider', \Drupal::service('router.route_provider.lazy_builder'));

  // Allow the module to perform install tasks.
  $this->moduleHandler->invoke($module, 'install');

The first lines I quoted are for installing the default configuration, while the last one is for invoking hook_install().

  • in d7 module inside mymodule_enable() I had variable_set('installed_timestamp',REQUEST_TIME); but I couldn't get how to set same in drupal8. REQUEST_TIME is reprecated in > 8.3 , also tried in hook_install $timestamp = REQUEST_TIME; // also tried \Drupal::time()->getRequestTime(); \Drupal::configFactory()->getEditable('mymodule.settings')->set('installed_timestamp',$timestamp)->save(); but doesn't work.
    – kiranking
    Mar 3 '18 at 17:23

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