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mtombs
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:26 pm    Post subject: Lost var Reply with quote

Hi

I've just recovered from some filesystem corruption. Don't really know what happened, and its not that important right now. The problem I have now is that parts of my filesystem have gone, most notably nearly all of /var, and bits of /lib. /usr and /opt seem to be fine, but its a little hard to be really sure.

As portage keeps its database of what I have installed in /var, it no longer knows that I have nearly all of a system installed and wants to install it all again. Also the bits of /lib that have gone mean that none of the rc scripts work.

Anybody got any smart ideas of how I can avoid re-compiling the whole system?

thanks

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Lost var Reply with quote

mtombs wrote:
Hi

I've just recovered from some filesystem corruption. Don't really know what happened, and its not that important right now. The problem I have now is that parts of my filesystem have gone, most notably nearly all of /var, and bits of /lib. /usr and /opt seem to be fine, but its a little hard to be really sure.

As portage keeps its database of what I have installed in /var, it no longer knows that I have nearly all of a system installed and wants to install it all again. Also the bits of /lib that have gone mean that none of the rc scripts work.

Anybody got any smart ideas of how I can avoid re-compiling the whole system?

thanks

/mark
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Other Things Gentoo to Duplicate Threads, please see the topics mentinoed by moocha.
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