I performed an rm -r on /var/lib/pkg
roberthuff at rcn.com
Thu Oct 11 15:16:07 PDT 2007
> What has happened, though, is I've never ran rm in
> /usr/ports/distfiles. I'm going to think for a little bit about
> a script that can move through /usr/ports/distfiles and reinstall
> everything that exists there.
Having been in almost the identical situation for different
rasons, I sympathize.
Yes, this will involve a sweep through /usr/ports distfiles.
If you haven't ever deleted anything, I suggest a prelimiary manual
run deleting everything but the most recent version. This has a
down-side, but it will prevent cluttering the rebuilt system with
The other thing you want do is start with something /big/ -
OpenOffice, FireFox, GIMP, Java, Apache. While rebuilding it will
take time (possibly days) it will automatically suck in the
Send the output of the rebuild to a file; have a cron job
e-mail you the last 50 lines every hour.
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