deb-preinst

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SEE ALSO

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).