Re: Can't reinstall missing init.d script
On Wed, 15 Mar 2006, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> > I would like to recover the /etc/init.d/checkfs.sh script that came
> > with it's package, which according to 'dpkg -S' is initscripts. I hid
> > the current checkfs.sh and ran
> > apt-get --reinstall install initscripts
> > seemingly successfully, but no new checkfs.sh was created.
> > I also tried 'dpkg-reconfigure initscripts' but that didn't do anything.
You'd have to *purge* the initscript packages (which will *delete* all
configuration files, so back any changes you did to them first!) then
/etc files are not regular files, and they get treated differently. dpkg and
even an apt-get -reinstall won't resurrect a deleted conffile (/etc file).
> Maybe you could extract the file from the .deb manually.
This is probably the best idea.
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