Comment 11 for bug 1522675

I was unable to recreate this given the situation described:

 $ sudo mv /root/.synaptic /root/synaptic
[ 3:56PM 10261 ] [ bdmurray@impulse:~/Documents/gtd ]
 $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall libc-bin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-headers-4.3.0-7 linux-headers-4.3.0-7-generic linux-image-4.3.0-7-generic linux-image-extra-4.3.0-7-generic linux-tools-4.3.0-7 linux-tools-4.3.0-7-generic
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 207 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/1,172 kB of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
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(Reading database ... 909633 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libc-bin_2.21-0ubuntu5_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libc-bin (2.21-0ubuntu5) over (2.21-0ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Setting up libc-bin (2.21-0ubuntu5) ...