One of the scripts (preinst, prerm, postinst, postrm) that may be included in a Debian binary package. These scripts may create and/or remove symlinks, files or directories that, for some reason, could not be done directly by dpkg. Maintainer scripts frequently create or update the symlinks in the /etc/rc?.d directories and start, stop, or restart daemons.
[meyn-teyn] /meɪnˈteɪn/ verb (used with object) 1. to keep in existence or continuance; preserve; retain: to maintain good relations with neighboring countries. 2. to keep in an appropriate condition, operation, or force; keep unimpaired: to maintain order; to maintain public highways. 3. to keep in a specified state, position, etc.: to maintain a correct posture; […]
[meyn-tey-ner] /meɪnˈteɪ nər/ noun, Law. 1. a person guilty of maintenance.
[meyn-tuh-nuh ns] /ˈmeɪn tə nəns/ noun 1. the act of : the maintenance of proper oral hygiene. 2. the state of being : the maintenance of friendly relations with England. 3. care or upkeep, as of machinery or property: With proper maintenance the car will last for many years. 4. means of upkeep, support, or […]
noun, Law. 1. the right of an injured sailor to support and medical treatment.