deb-postrm — package post-removal maintainer script




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.

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2019-06-03 1.19.7 dpkg suite