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Re: reinstalling config files

On 12/20/05, Alexander Schmehl <alexander@schmehl.info> wrote:
> Hi!
> * Steve Mallett <steve.mallett@gmail.com> [051220 19:01]:
> > I was having trouble getting php4/apache2 to play nice on Sarge, apt-get
> > removed then, which left the apche config files.  stupidly I rm -rf'd
> > apache2 & can't install apache2's config files.  apt-get install --reinstall
> > apche2 does not work.

> > Help appreciated in advance.
> Purging the packages finally should help.  You can do this by running
> "dpkg --purge $package_name".  If you don't know the names of the
> packages you need to purge, you can search for removed packages, which
> have stil configuration filesinstalled by "dpkg -l|grep ^rc".

This didn't help.  While "dpkg --purge apache2" reported that it was
purging apache2.. "apt-get install apache2" didn't reinstall the need
files under /etc/apache2 & don't appear anywhere else that I see.


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