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
If you just want to see the current configuration of a package, see
Select the frontend to use. The default frontend can be permanently
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 low.
Reconfigure all installed packages that use debconf. Warning: this
may take a long time.
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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