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deb-postinst(5) dpkg suite deb-postinst(5)

NAME

deb-postinst - package post-installation maintainer script

SYNOPSIS

DEBIAN/postinst

DESCRIPTION

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

The script can be called in the following ways:

After the package was installed.
After the package was triggered. The list of space-separated trigger-names is passed as the second argument.
If prerm fails during upgrade or fails on failed upgrade.
If prerm fails during removal.
       [ removing old-package old-version ]
If prerm fails during deconfiguration of a package.
If prerm fails during replacement due to conflict.

SEE ALSO

dpkg(1).

2021-04-13 1.20.9