deb-prerm(5) — Linux manual page

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deb-prerm(5)                   dpkg suite                   deb-prerm(5)

NAME         top

       deb-prerm - package pre-removal maintainer script

SYNOPSIS         top

       prerm

DESCRIPTION         top

       A package can perform several pre-removal actions via maintainer
       scripts, by including an executable prerm file in its control
       archive (i.e. DEBIAN/prerm during package creation).

       The script can be called in the following ways:

       prerm remove
              Before the package is removed.

       old-prerm upgrade new-version
              Before an upgrade.

       new-prerm failed-upgrade old-version new-version
              If the above upgrade fails.

       prerm deconfigure in-favour new-package new-version
           [ removing old-package old-version ]
              Before package is deconfigured while dependency is
              replaced due to conflict.

       prerm remove in-favour new-package new-version
              Before the package is replaced due to conflict.

SEE ALSO         top

       dpkg(1).

COLOPHON         top

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1.19.6-2-g6e42d5               2019-03-25                   deb-prerm(5)

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