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I want to reinstall some selected packages on my ubuntu server (lucid). I'm planning on running cat packages.txt | xargs apt-get --reinstall install to restore some executables I think may have become corrupted. My question is, should I use dpkg's option to not run triggers. This would I presume specifically prevent the configuration triggers from running, so I wouldn't trash my config files?

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So firstly, I can't find a way to access dkpg's options from apt-get. Secondly, I ran without disabling triggers with no ill effects. Short answer, no; you do not need to disable triggers.

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