Ok, lets say I decide that I've screwed up iptables. In theory to reinstall it i would do:
apt-get remove --purge iptables
apt-get install iptables
But if I do that I will have to reinstall the dependencys, in this case bind, and netbase. Needless to say, that would suck and take a lot of time. I have faced this problem more than once with different packages. So the question is, has anyone considered adding an apt-get reinstall ? It would just have to purge the program, temporarily ignoreing the dependencys, and reinstall it. How viable is this? Or is there another way I don't know about?