Lost /var/db/pkg

Eitan Adler lists at eitanadler.com
Wed Jun 13 21:27:23 UTC 2012

On 13 June 2012 12:17, jb <jb.1234abcd at gmail.com> wrote:
> William Orr <will <at> worrbase.com> writes:
>> Hello,
>> I had a hard disk failure some time ago, and I ended up losing
>> /var/db/pkg/ and everything under it (before you say I should've been
>> backing it up, I know, I was actually doing an initial full when this
>> happened). Is there a way I can restore it, or at least manually add
>> entries I know for sure about?
> forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=6466
> "The application themselves are still installed and will keep functioning, you
> just removed the records of their installation. When you later install newer
> versions, you may have to use a force flag to overwrite files (the port thinks
> it is uninstalled after all). The new port installations will get recorded in
> /var/db/pkg again.'
> jb

This will work if you need minimal downtime, but *will* come back to
bite you some time down the line.

Eitan Adler

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