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Re: DANGEROUS ?? help needed

Thanks for the help.

I did it a hard way. I did a 
dpkg -S '/usr/bin/' > packages 
then produced a location/package with help of awk from the 
Afterwards I used dpkg -i location/package where I used the Debian
Sparc iso images. 
Then dselect / upgrade. So I have the binaries back in the /usr/bin.

Of course I needed to download some packages separately. For example
wget to download the iso images from kernel.org.

Another problem related to location of var. I moved it from the /
(root) to different partition and made a symlink. This link happens to
disapper when I reboot the machine then it hangs when it's looking for
/var/run and other directories in /var. 
I need to check what's going on.

Your methods seems easier.

	Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 16:14:35 +0800
	From: Jean-Paul Blaquiere <japester@ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au>
	Resent-From: debian-sparc@lists.debian.org

	> On Mar 01, Q89029292 scratched in indelible ink :

	> replace your files by looking up the dpkg database, for the installed
	> packages then expand the debs using tar? to expand only the /usr
	> directory.
	when I hosed my alpha by screwing up the partition table and lost *all* of
	/usr :(  I grepped the installed packages out of /var/lib/dpkg/status into a
	text file,
	grep ^Package /var/lib/dpkg/status |cut -f 2 -d ' '|sort >installed_packages

	then did an:
	apt-get install --reinstall `cat installed_packages`

	sure it probably copied over other stuff as well, but it was quick and

	/Jp... system admin^wrecoverer
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