kris at obsecurity.org
Tue Jun 7 01:21:18 GMT 2005
On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 05:30:01PM -0700, Vizion wrote:
> On Monday 06 June 2005 15:32, the author Kris Kennaway contributed to the
> dialogue on-
> Re: pkgdb problem:
> >On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 02:14:16PM -0700, Vizion wrote:
> >> Hi
> >> I managed to get my pkgdb entirely screwed up - and there is now no
> >> database.
> >> I tried pkgdb -fu
> >> And was told there were 0 pkgs!
> >> How do I rebuild from scratch?
> >If you accidentally delete your /var/db/pkg directory then the only
> >way to recover it is to restore from backup.
> Ooooooooooooooh dear
> are there no recovery scripts - I lost my var partition - and the back up was
> overwritten by a blank db!!
No, the information is only stored within that directory.
> I have a file listing of all the packages installed on the system - an output
> from pkg_info.
> Do you happen to know if there is any way I can at least get that into the
Feed it to portinstall to reinstall all of the ports.
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