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Re: How to reinstall packages ?


I know this method. What I want is something to do an reisntalation for
ALL the installed packages from the system, not a specific one. When you
have tens of programms, it is no fun to make this process by hand !.



On Fri, 28 Aug 1998, Helge Hafting wrote:

> dpkg -i package_filename 
> This seems to install a package no matter what.  The files already
> installed is overwritten.  If you want to reinstall config too, use
> dselect for uninstalling the package and its configuration.  Type "_"
> instead of "-" in dselect, that removes configuration too.  Then reinstall
> the package. I am not sure if there is a dedicated reinstall command, but
> uninstall+install definitely does the trick.
> Helge Hafting

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