Re: Howto reinstall corrupted package?
On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 05:03:12PM -0500, Adam Aube wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 February 2004 03:01 pm, Frank A. Uepping wrote:
> > After the corrupted package is identified, how can I reinstall the
> > package? Of course, I can uninstall/install the package but this will
> > force me to uninstall/install all dependents?
debsums will check all files against their md5 sums
> apt-get install --reinstall [package name]
This will usually work, but occasionally some files (mostly generated
ones) wont be rebuilt.
To get passed uninstalling dependencies you can do a
dpkg -r --force-all or dpkg -P --force-all
only make sure to reinstall the package after that since it will leave
you system with broken dependencies otherwise.
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