Bug#236468: apt: --reinstall should allow to renew configuration files
On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 01:36:30PM +0000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2004-03-08 21:03]:
> > This behaviour is managed by dpkg, and apt does not override it. You are
> > correct that by default, dpkg does not do anything about a missing
> > configuration file (this is considered a configuration change by the
> > administrator, and preserved). You can override that with --force-confmiss
> > (a dpkg option, not an apt option).
> BTW, this may be a stupid question, but is there a way to tell apt to
> pass some options to dpkg? I needed this the other day and couldn't
> easily find it.
Yes, it's Tools::DPkg::Options or something like that. It'll be in
apt.conf(5) or the example configurations.