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reinstalling debian /bin

dsr at wrote:
> Use dpkg --get-selection to get a list of all installed
> packages, then apt-get install --reinstall to reload them.

Instead of dpkg --get-selection (it never worked for me either), use this to
get list of installed packages:

aptitude search '~i !~M' | tr -s ' '??| cut -f 2 -d ' '


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