Restoring /etc/init.d/apache2 on Ubuntu 10.04

alt asked:

In my web-server configuration troubleshooting I went through a process of uninstalling apache2 and reinstalling it. I accidentally removed the file /etc/init.d/apache2 which is responsible for starting and stopping the apache service.

I’ve tried reinstalling the apache2.2-common package which is supposed to place the file, but it is still not present.

How can I do a complete reinstall of Apache? The standard apt-get remove and apt-get install doesn’t give me that file back.

My answer:

You don’t need to delete the package first. Just reinstall it:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall apache2.2-common

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