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Re: Serious problems after "apt-get dist-upgrade"

 --- Eric Dickner <ejdickner@yahoo.com> wrote: 
> choice I will go back to "dpkg -i" and laboriously cut
> and paste all the warnings and do it by hand.

The following command will reinstall all packages on your system:

COLUMNS=200 dpkg -l | awk '/^ii/ {print $2}' | xargs apt-get --reinstall

-- Thomas Adam

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