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deb-prerm(5) dpkg suite deb-prerm(5)

NAME

deb-prerm - package pre-removal maintainer script

SYNOPSIS

DEBIAN/prerm

DESCRIPTION

A package can perform several pre-removal actions via maintainer scripts, by including an executable prerm file in its control archive (i.e. DEBIAN/prerm during package creation).

The script can be called in the following ways:

Before the package is removed.
Before an upgrade.
If the above upgrade fails.
    [ removing old-package old-version ]
Before package is deconfigured while dependency is replaced due to conflict.
Before the package is replaced due to conflict.

SEE ALSO

dpkg(1).

2021-04-13 1.20.9