How to generate /etc/default/acpi-support?

Marius Gedminas marius at
Mon Jul 28 11:06:42 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 11:08:56PM -0400, Ed Jabbour wrote:
> I lost the above file (don't ask).  I reinstalled the package; still no file.  
> I tried dpkg --configure; it returned "already installed and configured".  I 
> tried /etc/init.d/acpi-support stop/start; it returned "/etc/acpi/ 
> line 3: /etc/default/acpi-support: No such file or directory".  I rebooted, 
> hoping the file would be generated; still no file.  How do I get it back?

Extract it from the acpi-support-*.deb you'll find in
/var/cache/apt/archives.  I prefer Midnight Commander to do that (press
Enter while on a .deb and you'll be able to browse its contents).

dpkg --purge acpi-support followed by reinstalling should also work.

Marius Gedminas
When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets a little crowded.
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