On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 07:20:22PM -0700, Robert L. Harris wrote: > > > I'm building a new machine. It crashed durring a dist-upgrade after > basic install and config. I went to install gnome after it cleaned the > disks and it says it can't find /var/lib/dpkg/status. dpkg keeps a backup in /var/backups, something like: # cp /var/backups/dpkg.status.0 /var/lib/dpkg/status should get you back on your feet again. *BUT*: Any packages you have installed/removed since the timestamp of the backup won't be there, so you'll need to redo those installs/removals to convince dpkg what happened. > > Am I screwed or can this be rebuild somehow? ? On the edge, but not over the cliff yet. Just walk carefully... -- Karl E. Jørgensen email@example.com www.karl.jorgensen.com ==== Today's fortune: Only God can make random selections.
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