dpkg-reconfigure - reconfigure an already installed package
dpkg-reconfigure [options] packages
reconfigures packages after they have already been
installed. Pass it the names of a package or packages to reconfigure. It will
ask configuration questions, much like when the package was first installed.
If you just want to see the current configuration of a package, see
- -ftype, --frontend=type
- Select the frontend to use. The default frontend can be permanently
Note that if you normally have debconf set to use the noninteractive
frontend, dpkg-reconfigure will use the dialog frontend instead, so you
actually get to reconfigure the package.
- -pvalue, --priority=value
- Specify the minimum priority of question that will be displayed.
dpkg-reconfigure normally shows low priority questions no matter what your
default priority is. See debconf(7) for a list.
- Use whatever the default priority of question is, instead of forcing the
priority to low.
- -u, --unseen-only
- By default, all questions are shown, even if they have already been
answered. If this parameter is set though, only questions that have not
yet been seen will be asked.
- Force dpkg-reconfigure to reconfigure a package even if the package is in
an inconsistent or broken state. Use with caution.
- Prevent dpkg-reconfigure from reloading templates. Use with caution; this
will prevent dpkg-reconfigure from repairing broken templates databases.
However, it may be useful in constrained environments where rewriting the
templates database is expensive.
- -h, --help
- Display usage help.
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