Recent Reformat -- Was It Necessary?
I'm posting this to the list because a problematic state of my machine occured
after an update of KDE 3.1b2.
The file libstdc++1.2.something.so disappeared which caused attempts to use
aptitude or apt-get to fail. As I'm inexperienced with solely using dpkg for
system maintenance, I perform a complete reinstall of Debian.
I'm still in the process of restoring all of my applications. I know that a
complete reinstall is reminiscent of M$ Window$ and I wonder if I could have
fixed my problems.
(Yes, I did neglect to back up my /etc/fstab, /etc/lilo.conf,
/etc/apt/sources.list and execute a "dpkg -l > old-application-list" but
that's another matter... Live and learn.)
Can anyone chime in with a way I might have avoided the catastrophic solution
Comments are most appreciated,