NAMElinux-check-removal - check whether removal of a kernel is safe
- linux-check-removal VERSION
DESCRIPTIONlinux-check-removal is intended to be called from the prerm
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 this behaviour:
- If the current environment is a chroot or container, it is assumed that the running kernel is independent of any installed kernel package and the command always quietly succeeds
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 noninteractive, debconf prompts are disabled and linux-check-removal always quietly succeeds.
Name of the package to be removed, automatically set by dpkg.