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