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Section: dpkg suite (5)
Updated: 2019-09-05
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NAME

deb-preinst - package pre-installation maintainer script  

SYNOPSIS

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:

new-preinst install
Before the package is installed.
new-preinst install old-version new-version
Before removed package is upgraded.
new-preinst upgrade old-version new-version
Before the package is upgraded.
old-preinst abort-upgrade new-version
If postrm fails during upgrade or fails on failed upgrade.
 

SEE ALSO

dpkg(1).


 

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