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Installing some packages requires answering Debconf questions. Usually Debconf is called during installation (after apt-get install [packages]), thus new packages will use defined configurations.

My question is: how to reconfigure these packages again? I already tried to apt-get remove [packages] and install that again but Debconf step is omitted and previous settings are used.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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How about dpkg-reconfigure packagename?

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I knew the solution was simple. Thank you! – Rizo Nov 10 '10 at 11:17

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