Re: Broken /var filesystem
Joey Hess wrote:
Ah, yes. Backups. Waiting 'til I can afford a RW+DVD or some other
suitably high-capacity device to make them onto. :-!
David A. Cobb wrote:
I found a huge problem with my /var filesystem. Or, at least, fsck was
going to take all day and more fixing 11 inode block numbers each pass.
It's supposed to be possible to clean /var, or at least FHS suggests
Not really, it only says you can delete data from /var/cache.
So, I re-initialized /var.
Welcome to a nearly endless world of pain. Where are your backups, BTW?
If that doesn't work, I figure by tonight I will go back to my
Woody-CD's and build up again from there.
Can anyone identify what directories and files dpkg requires to exist?
David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
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