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deb-preinst(5)			  dpkg suite			deb-preinst(5)

NAME
       deb-preinst - package pre-installation maintainer script

SYNOPSIS
       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 removed package is	upgraded.

       new-preinst upgrade old-version new-version
	      Before the package is upgraded.

       old-preinst abort-upgrade new-version
	      If postrm	fails during upgrade or	fails on failed	upgrade.

SEE ALSO
       dpkg(1).

1.18.24				  2017-05-17			deb-preinst(5)

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