Force reinstall of all Ubuntu packages

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  1. sudo apt-get clean
  2. paste below into reinstall_all.sh
\#\!/bin/bash   

for pkg in `dpkg --get-selections | awk '{print $1}' | egrep -v '(dpkg|apt|mysql|mythtv)'` ; do apt-get -y --force-yes install --reinstall $pkg ; done
  1. sudo chown root:root reinstall_all.sh
  2. sudo chmod 755 reinstall_all.sh
  3. sudo ./reinstall_all.sh
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Ian Harris
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Over 9 years ago
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Posted by Ian Harris to Recruitbot (2013-10-31 15:17)