apt-get system reinstallation

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jul 9 15:47:19 UTC 2008

On 07/09/2008 07:02 AM, sktsee wrote:
> On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 09:06:19 -0400, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> Is there a simple way to try a "reinstall" of everything currently
>> installed on my system?
>> I have 2 Ubuntu 8.04 systems, one where youtube videos crash Firefox
>> constantly (flash problem?) and the other doesn't seem have trouble
>> playing flash videos. So while the latest Firefox and flash plugins from
>> the repos may have troubles, it may be a combination problem of some
>> kind on the one that is causing issues?
>> I didn't know if there was a simple way to try an in-place reinstall of
>> software to see if it was a linking or dependancy issue that could be
>> causing flash videos to keel over on the one system.
> "sudo aptitude reinstall ~i" might do it. Never tried it myself, though. 
> Obviously, you should backup your data before attempting. 

Bart: I've got a test server drive w/ubuntu-desktop & xubuntu-desktop
system that I just installed yesterday for testing, I'll be happy to try
sktsee's command on it to see what happens if you'd like. That way you
won't have to risk it on yours first.


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