LINUX-CHECK-REMOVAL(1) General Commands Manual LINUX-CHECK-REMOVAL(1)
linux-check-removal - check whether removal of a kernel is safe
linux-check-removal is intended to be called from the prerm maintainer
scripts of Linux kernel packages.
The VERSION argument must be the kernel version string as shown by
uname -r and used in filenames.
If the currently running kernel matches VERSION, linux-check-removal
normally prompts the user to confirm this potentially dangerous action
and fails if the user chooses to abort. There are two exceptions to
o If the current environment is a chroot or container, it is assumed
that the running kernel is independent of any installed kernel pack-
age and the command always quietly succeeds
o If debconf prompts are disabled, the command warns if removing the
running kernel but always succeeds
Name of the preferred debconf front-end. If set to noninterac-
tive, debconf prompts are disabled and linux-check-removal
always quietly succeeds.
Name of the package to be removed, automatically set by dpkg.
linux-check-removal and this manual page were written by Ben Hutchings
as part of the Debian linux-base package.
6 June 2016 LINUX-CHECK-REMOVAL(1)