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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 <mdz@debian.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.

 - mdz

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