deb-preinst - Man Page

package pre-installation maintainer script

Synopsis

DEBIAN/preinst

Description

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 creation).

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.

See Also

dpkg(1).

Referenced By

deb(5).

2022-07-01 1.21.9 dpkg suite