reconfigure an already installed package
see also :
dpkg-reconfigure [options] packages
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure dokuwiki
sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
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
Select the frontend to use. The
default frontend can be permanently changed by:
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.
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
Reconfigure all installed
packages that use debconf. Warning: this may take a long
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.
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