Re: /var and /home are gone
on Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 11:01:37PM -0400, Travis Crump (email@example.com) wrote:
> Jonathan Brandmeyer wrote:
> >Karsten M. Self wrote:
> >>Kiss your data goodbye. Odds of successful journaled data recover are
> >>slim to nill.
> >I was afraid of something like that.
> >So, does that mean I need to re-install my system, or can I rebuild a
> >/var tree and re-add myself as a user from scratch? I think I can
> >figure out the latter, it is the former that worries me.
> If you don't have a backup of /var/lib/dpkg then you are probably better
> off reinstalling. There have been discussions in the past that
> directories in /usr/share/doc have almost a 1:1 relationship to
> installed packages and leveraging that to rebuild /var/lib/dpkg/status,
> but I don't know if they were successfull
The process can't be fully automated, but Osamu Aoki and I have roughed
out _most_ of a script to handle chunks of things. Friends have used it
and/or similar processes to recover systems. Original suggestions from
Nick Petreley and others.
For current docs, see:
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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