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Reinstall and restore deleted config files in Debian / Ubuntu


For some reasons if you mistakenly have removed some configuration files like /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf in my case, the file can be restored reinstalling the package with the –force-confmiss option:

# apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confmiss" install --reinstall snmpd

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  1. Thank you so much!!!

    This thing was driving me crazy. I deleted ntp.conf and a reinstall didnt compile a new conf!

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