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Re: HFS+ (MacOS) in contrast to EXT2 (Linux-i386)

Sven <luther@dpt-info.u-strasbg.fr> writes:

> and BTW, having the /var/lib/dpkg/status file corrupted is a big
> mess, is there any way to rebuild it without resinstalling all
> packages (guessed at from a ls of /usr/share/doc ...)

There are backups in /var/backups.  You could probably just use the
backup status file, but it might be slightly inconsistent with your

If you want to fully restore consistency:

cp /var/backups/dpkg.status.0 /var/lib/dpkg/status
dpkg --get-selections > selections
# save selections file, reinstall your system
cat selections | dpkg --set-selections
apt-get dselect-upgrade

...should do the trick.

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