As far as I know, I cannot reinstall MPI from the terminal.

For this reason, I want to know how I can repair MPI (uninstall and install MPI) using a security method in terminal?

Thanks in Advance.


$ apt-cache search MPI | grep -w MPI will list (on MY system) 47 MPI related packages.

$ apt-cache search MPI | grep -w MPI| awk '{print $1}' | xargs dpkg -l 2>/dev/null will show you which ones you have installed on your system.

You can achieve "(uninstall and install mpi)" by feeding the package names to sudo apt install --reinstall.

However, in the Ubuntu world, "uninstall and reinstall" never fixes the problem. Never.

If you've messed up the configuration of a package, you can use dpkg-reconfigure to reconfigure an already installed package. Read man dpkg-reconfigure.

If it's some other problem, read https://askubuntu.com/help/how-to-ask

  • if I directly reinstall MPI, it should be dangerous, if I uninstall MPI, then install MPI, Must I reinstall MPI related apps? – ABCDEMMM Nov 11 '18 at 23:38

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