deb-postrm man page

deb-postrm ā€” package post-removal maintainer script

Synopsis

postrm

Description

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

The script can be called in the following ways:

postrm remove

After the package was removed.

postrm purge

After the package was purged.

old-postrm upgrade new-version

After the package was upgraded.

new-postrm failed-upgrade old-version new-version

If the above upgrade call fails.

postrm disappear overwriter-package overwriter-version

After all of the packages files have been replaced.

new-postrm abort-install

If preinst fails during install.

new-postrm abort-install old-version new-version

If preinst fails during upgrade of removed package.

new-postrm abort-upgrade old-version new-version

If preinst fails during upgrade.

See Also

dpkg(1).

Referenced By

deb(5).

2017-05-17 1.18.24 dpkg suite