vizion at vizion.occoxmail.com
Tue Jun 7 01:28:43 GMT 2005
On Monday 06 June 2005 18:21, the author Kris Kennaway contributed to the
Re: pkgdb problem:
>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.
Sounds like a long process and a sledge hammer to crack a nut - but I guess if
one has no other tool a sledge hammer will have to do !!!
BTW It looks as though I may have solved the eclipse-devel help bug - I have
RC1 working now and am testing it to death.
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