deb-preinst(5)                   dpkg suite                   deb-preinst(5)

NAME         top

       deb-preinst - package pre-installation maintainer script

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       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.

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