Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 10:06 UTC
Windows And so the smartphonification of the general purpose computer continues. This time around, though, it might actually be for the better. Microsoft has detailed two new features in Windows 8: refreshing and resetting your computer. Reinstalls will be a thing of the past.
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I could do with a better way to reinstall all currently installed packages with a forced over-write. My build script aproach works but a more dynamic "what packages are installed | aptitude reinstall with extreme prejeduce" short command could be very handy. Might be that I juts don't know dpkg/aptitude well enough.

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Carewolf Member since:

dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archive/*.deb

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jabbotts Member since:

nice. I'll keep that one in my notes. If cached packages are not removed or currupt then done.

I guess what I was thinking originally was more like this:

aptitude reinstall --all-installed-packages --from-repository --overwrite-what-you-gotta

Or something closer to the Windows "already installed, want for I should replace any missing or currupt files?"

I like this though. I hadn't thought to just go look for the local .deb cache.

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