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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:

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

SEE ALSO

dpkg(1).
2020-07-08 1.20.5