[LAU] [OT] Debian reinstall...?

Joel Roth joelz at pobox.com
Sat Jul 4 07:02:52 EDT 2009

On Sat, Jul 04, 2009 at 12:49:14PM +0200, Julien Claassen wrote:
> Hello folkis!
>    Sorry for this, but is there a way to do something like:
> aptitude reinstall all
>    and the system reinstalls every package, that its database tells it, is on 
> the computer.
>    I just shredded my system a bit yesterday, removed part of /usr/lib. I fixed 
> it via the dirty road, but now I'd like to clean up.
>    So I'd like the system to reinstall all packages, currectly there.
>    thanks in advance for any good idea on this!

This might do it for you, Julien. I imagine it will be quite
time consuming...

dpkg --get-selections | awk '{print $1}' | xargs apt-get --yes --reinstall install 

>    Warm regards
>           Julien
Joel Roth

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