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

NAME         top

       deb-postinst - package post-installation maintainer script

SYNOPSIS         top

       postinst

DESCRIPTION         top

       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.

       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         top

       dpkg(1).

COLOPHON         top

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