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Re: Best way of restoring /etc from backups after fresh install?

On Sat,06.Jun.09, 08:09:56, Laurentiu Pancescu wrote:
> --- On Sat, 6/6/09, Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Seems to me like you tried to restore more than just /etc
> I did. :)  I reinstalled the full system: personal data and customized 
> settings from my backup, and the installed packages from the Debian 
> archives, automatically from a backed-up list file generated by 
> aptitude search '~i!~M'.
> dynamically generated during install - I have no other idea for how 
> the lock directories ended up with the wrong owner.

That's not what I meant. Lock directories are not located in /etc but in 
/var AFAIK, so restoring /etc from backup should be doable.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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