apt reinstall package broken?

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at mail1.ttak.org
Thu Aug 3 16:15:34 MDT 2006

Roberto Mello wrote:
> Removing/reinstalling the package just to get one missing file is
> overkill. I can think of several possibly better options:
> 2) apt-get --reinstall install samba-common (Re-Install packages that are
> already installed and at the newest version)

If there is a less destructive way, I am all for that.

I tried the --reinstall option, but that did not recreate the file.  I
will experiment with the other two options and see if either of those
work.  This would be good information for future reference.


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