|LINUX-CHECK-REMOVAL(1)||General Commands Manual||LINUX-CHECK-REMOVAL(1)|
linux-check-removal - check whether removal of a kernel is safe
linux-check-removal is intended to be called from the prerm maintainer scripts of Linux kernel packages.
The VERSION argument must be the kernel version string as shown by uname -r and used in filenames.
If the currently running kernel matches VERSION, linux-check-removal normally prompts the user to confirm this potentially dangerous action and fails if the user chooses to abort. There are two exceptions to this behaviour:
- If the current environment is a chroot or container, it is assumed that the running kernel is independent of any installed kernel package and the command always quietly succeeds
- If debconf prompts are disabled, the command warns if removing the running kernel but always succeeds
linux-check-removal and this manual page were written by Ben Hutchings as part of the Debian linux-base package.
|6 June 2016|