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Re: Several reasons why debian should not use bash for /bin/sh

Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

   On Sat, Aug 01, 1998 at 03:34:35PM +0300, Jaakko Niemi wrote:
   > >> On Fri, Jul 31, 1998 at 10:46:01AM +0200, Dr. Michael Meskes wrote:
   > >> 
   > >> I once lost my /etc directory completely. This is what *I* call a destroyed
   > >> system, but I was still able to recover (very slowly).
   >  When I do backups, I only take /etc and /home, everything else I can
   >  afford to lose. 

   You most certainly also want /var/lib/dpkg, or else you won't be able to use
   dpkg any more! (Recovering from that is possible, but very time consuming,
   as all information about installed packages is gone then).

But if he doesn't back up /usr he doesn't care whether the dpkg
database is backed up, right?  None of the programs are there anymore
anyway and you have to do a complete reinstall.  However, /etc and
/home, his data and his customizations, are safe.

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