[Aptitude-devel] Bug#707662: reinstall doesn't rewrite missing files

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Mon May 13 04:41:51 UTC 2013

On 13 May 2013 12:34,  <jidanni at jidanni.org> wrote:
> OK, then maybe there should be a purge-reinstall command,
> for the times when one
> * doesn't want to remove any packages, so no worry about disturbing dependencies.
> * wants to totally refresh a package.

I'll see about adding an option for reinstall-conffiles, rather than a
new command.

I have just confirmed that dpkg does not replace a missing conffile on
upgrade, so the behaviour of current reinstall is ok IMO.


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