dh_installinitramfs - Man Page

install initramfs hooks and setup maintscripts


dh_installinitramfs [debhelper options] [-n]


dh_installinitramfs is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing Debian package provided initramfs hooks.

If dh_installinitramfs installs or (in compat 12 or later) detects one or more initramfs hooks in the package, then it also automatically generates the postinst and postrm commands needed to interface with the Debian initramfs system.  These commands are inserted into the maintainer scripts by dh_installdeb(1).



Assumed to be an initramfs hook that will be installed into usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks/package in the package build directory. See HOOK SCRIPTS in initramfs-tools(8) for more information about initramfs hooks.


-n,  --no-scripts

Do not modify postinst/postrm scripts.


Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be called between invocations of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple instances of the same text to be added to maintainer scripts.

See Also

debhelper(7) update-initramfs(8) initramfs-tools(8)

This program is a part of debhelper.


Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>

Referenced By


2021-02-15 12.7.3 Debhelper