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Re: How to restore corrupted initscripts?

On Fri, 12 May 2006 15:22:31 +1000
John O'Hagan <johnohagan@iprimus.com.au> wrote:

> Hi,
> When shutting down my etch laptop of late, it stops just short of
> power-off with a message along the lines of "No more processes in
> this runlevel". I then have to power-off manually. 
> I looked in /etc/init.d and noticed that the "halt" script was no
> longer a script, but a text file containing configuration for
> asterisk. Also, the mountvirtfs script had been replaced by a gif
> image! This explained some other boot error messages I had been
> getting e.g., about /proc and /sys.
> I'm guessing this was caused by some random filesystem corruption
> I've been getting lately as a result of a faulty power-supply in the
> laptop, requiring manually running fsck.(It's an ext3 filesystem.)
> Even after this I occasionally notice random file substitutions like
> the above. 
> But my question is, how to fix it? 
> So far I've tried reinstalling iniscripts (the package which provides
> the missing scripts) but for some reason this fails to replace them,
> even with the dodgy ones moved out of the way. 
> I was going to try purging initscripts before reinstalling, but was
> scared off by some heavy warnings from apt-get.
> Any insights or advice?
> Thanks,
> John

Did you try 'apt-get install --reinstall initscripts'?



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