dpkg-reconfigure - reconfigure an already installed package
dpkg-reconfigure [options] packages
dpkg-reconfigure reconfigures packages after they have already been installed. Pass it the names of a package or packages to reconfigure.
This has the same effect as re-installing the package, basically. I hope one day this will be called by dpkg --reconfigure
- -ftype, --frontend=type
- Select the frontend to use. The default frontend can be permanently
Note that if you normally have cdebconf 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.
- Reconfigure all installed packages that use cdebconf. Warning: this may take a long time.
- -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.
- -h, --help
- Display usage help.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This manpage was "borrowed" from debconf.