Find which package contains a file:
  • dpkg -S somefile
  • with apt-file:
    • sudo apt install apt-file
    • sudo apt-file update
    • apt-file find somefile

Reinstall a package:
  • apt-get download debconf
  • sudo dpkg --force-all --install debconf_1.5.51ubuntu2_all.deb

Fix unfinished install:
  • sudo dpkg --configure -a

Find available versions of a package:
  • apt-cache madison python

-- KoenMartens - 15 Aug 2019
Topic revision: r1 - 15 Aug 2019, KoenMartens
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