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After upgrading to 16.04, I tried to use that command, but it seems that dpkg-reconfigure (or dpkg --reconfigure) doesn't understand the option --all.

Is it still available? If not, is there an equivalent command?

16

Not equivalent, but probably what you are looking for if you want to be sure, everything is at least somehow configured:

dpkg --configure -a

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  • Doesn't work on ubuntu 18.04 – Ahmad Asjad Jun 5 at 19:06
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You can try this script:

(
    for i in `dpkg -l | grep '^ii' | awk '{print $2}'`; do
        echo $i; sudo dpkg-reconfigure $i;
    done
) 2>&1 | tee dpkg-reconfigure.log

It reconfigures all installed packages and saves the log to dpkg-reconfigure.log file.

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No, dpkg-reconfigure on 16.04 (but also on 15.10) does not have the option --all any more, although it was present in 14.04 (not sure about 14.10).

You could have verified that yourself by checking the command's manpage:

man dpkg-reconfigure

On a 16.04 (or 15.10) system, this manual page will not list an --all argument, while on 14.04 one is present.

If you don't have those systems at hand, just read the online manpages: 16.04 - 15.10 - 14.04
(note for future readers: if one of the linked releases has reached end-of-life by the time you read this, the link will redirect to the latest release's manpage instead of showing the old, archived version)

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