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       deb-preinst - package pre-installation maintainer script

SYNOPSIS         top


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       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

       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 a removed package is upgraded.

           The new-version is passed only since dpkg 1.18.5.

       new-preinst upgrade old-version new-version
           Before the package is upgraded.

           The new-version is passed only since dpkg 1.18.5.

       old-preinst abort-upgrade new-version
           If postrm fails during upgrade or fails on failed upgrade.

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