On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 09:16:42PM +0800, Eric Wong wrote: > Hi, > > I am newbie to Debian, and have a question about apt-get. > > Conside the following steps: > > 1) apt-get install apache2 > > Now apache2 is installed and working fine great > > 2) rm -rf /etc/apache2 > I try to remove all configurations bad idea. > > 3) dpkg -P apache2 > And then I remove apache2 you should probably have used apt-get --purge remove apache2 this removes the package AND the configurations. > > 4) apt-get install apache2 > I install apache2 again > > It succeeds and it doesn't shows any error, but I found that /etc/apache2 is > not there, and apache2 is not working, seems that apt-get doesn't know > something(/etc/apache2) is missing and it can't rebuild the directory. try apt-get --reinstall install apache2 apt probably doesn't realise that you previously removed apache2 and so doesn't know to reinstall the confs. just a guess there. please read man apt and try not to mix packaging tools without more knowledge.
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