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deb-prerm: package pre-removal maintainer script

NAME

deb-prerm - package pre-removal maintainer script

SYNOPSIS

prerm

DESCRIPTION

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

dpkg(1).