dpkg-reconfigure - reconfigure an already installed package


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.

If you just want to see the current configuration of a package, see debconf-show (1) instead.


-ftype, --frontend=type 4 Select the frontend to use. The default frontend can be permanently changed by: .Sp dpkg-reconfigure debconf

.Sp 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 4 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.

--default-priority 4 Use whatever the default priority of question is, instead of forcing the priority to low.

-a, --all 4 Reconfigure all installed packages that use debconf. Warning: this may take a long time.

-u, --unseen-only 4 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 4 Force dpkg-reconfigure to reconfigure a package even if the package is in an inconsistent or broken state. Use with caution.

--no-reload 4 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 4 Display usage help.


debconf (7)


Joey Hess <>