On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at 03:07:37PM -0600, James wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-10-11 at 15:53 -0500, Kevin Kinsey wrote:
> 
> > James wrote:
> > > Call it a moment of sheer stupidity, call it a misremembering, call it
> > > whatever you want (and I imagine I'll hear a few different ones), but I
> > > just did an rm -r /var/lib/pkg.
> > > 
> > > Before I type anything to damage things further, does anyone have any
> > > suggestions as to how to recover from this? I have other FreeBSD boxes
> > > available to me, none with the same pkg list, though. I'll be reading
> > > man pkgdb in the meantime..
> > 
> > 
> > I'm guessing you might be Real Tired(tm).  Do you mean
> > /var/db/pkg?
> > 
> > $ ll /var/lib/pkg
> > ls: /var/lib/pkg: No such file or directory
> > 
> > Kevin Kinsey
> 
> 
> 
> Yes, you're right. On all counts, I'm afraid. 
> 
> But, yes, ultimately. And the more I'm reading man pages, the more I'm
> thinking that the only solution here will be to reinstall everything. I
> was wondering if portmaster or something similar might be able to solve
> this, but it looks like /var/db/pkg is what *everything* refers to.

Yes, /var/db/pkg/ is where all the information about installed
ports/packages is stored.
To recreate that information you will have to reinstall everything.


> 
> I'm feeling like the least competent user in the world right now. Though
> it *does* teach me a valuable lesson about backing up.

Backups are good, yes.  Regular, up-to-date, backups are even better.



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