On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 14:26:19 -0600 James <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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..
This came up recently in another thread, and what seemed to be the best solution to me, was this: 1. work out which leaf-ports you actually need - don't worry about the dependencies. 2. at your leisure build new packages under a chroot environment, or on another machine. 3. back-up /usr/local/etc (or the whole of /usr/local) 4. rm -rf /usr/local/* 5. Restore /usr/local/etc and install packages. (If you have xorg installed, and it's not up-to-date, you may need to consider /usr/X11R6 too) This seems to be a good solution, it avoids more than a few minutes disruption, avoids leaving any orphaned files,and most importantly makes sure that all of the installed package have an entry in /var/db/pkg. If you miss any of these entries, it may cause a lot of trouble down the line. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"