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Re: DANGEROUS ?? help needed


replace your files by looking up the dpkg database, for the installed
packages then expand the debs using tar? to expand only the /usr

Then back up.

Best Regards,

Peter Firmstone.

On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Gabor Zoltan Csejtey wrote:

> I'm trying to compile perl-5.6.0 under potato.
> There're some errors relating to the lib/ndbm and lib/anydbm.
> I tried to comment out these. Finally I changed the 
> debian/rules and
> debian/config.debian 
> and added to the Configure:
> -Ui_ndbm
> in the perl-5.6.0 source directory. STRANGE thing happend!!!
> My whole /usr/bin directory was wiped out only two directories
> remained there:
> libc5-compat
> mh
> I was running dpkg-buildpackage -uc -b  as root from the perl source
> directory which is located in a different location than /usr. 
> Could the dpkg-buildpackage erase the contents of /usr/bin ? Or
> something else happend?
> The other libraries weren't effected I think. 
> Anyway I downloaded the base2_2.tgz with netscape which is installed
> under /usr/local and put the /usr/bin/* files from the archive into
> /usr/bin.
> Is there a way to rebuild the other parts of the system? I mean to get
> the missing binaries under /usr/bin?
> Gabor
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