[UFO Chicago] dpkg --reconfigure

Nate Riffe inkblot@geocities.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2001 23:44:59 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 13 Jul 2001, Nick Moffitt wrote:

> begin  Nate Riffe quotation:
> > What I really need it to do is reinstall the configuration files.
> > For instance, /etc/init.d/single is installed by sysvinit as a
> > configuration file.  According to the dpkg man page, unpacking the
> > guts of a package and unpacking defaut configs are separate and the
> > latter is part of the "configure" step.  dpkg-reconfigure is not
> > reinstalling config files, only asking the questions over again.
> > What I'm looking for is some way to get the default configs out of a
> > deb and back where they belong.
> 	Aha.  Well if you don't need the configs, why not just
> reinstall?

Well, oddly enough 'apt-get --reinstall install <package>' does NOT
reinstall config files, only the guts.



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