Section: Debconf (8)
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. It will ask configuration questions, much like when the package was first installed.
- -ftype, --frontend=type
- 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.
- -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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