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deb-preinst(5) dpkg suite deb-preinst(5)

NAME

deb-preinst - package pre-installation maintainer script

SYNOPSIS

DEBIAN/preinst

DESCRIPTION

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

The script can be called in the following ways:

Before the package is installed.
Before a removed package is upgraded.

The new-version is passed only since dpkg 1.18.5.

Before the package is upgraded.

The new-version is passed only since dpkg 1.18.5.

If postrm fails during upgrade or fails on failed upgrade.

SEE ALSO

dpkg(1).

2022-05-25 1.21.8