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NAME

       deb-prerm - package pre-removal maintainer script

SYNOPSIS

       prerm

DESCRIPTION

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

       The script can be called in the following ways:

       prerm remove
              Before the package is removed.

       old-prerm upgrade new-version
              Before an upgrade.

       new-prerm failed-upgrade old-version new-version
              If the above upgrade fails.

       prerm deconfigure in-favour new-package new-version
           [ removing old-package old-version ]
              Before package is deconfigured while dependency is replaced due to conflict.

       prerm remove in-favour new-package new-version
              Before the package is replaced due to conflict.

SEE ALSO

       dpkg(1).