Subject: Re: recovering from nuked /var (-current pkg help)
To: Sean Doran <>
From: abs <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/12/1999 22:49:42
	If you have the CPU time, I'd make clean in /usr/pkgsrc, then
	re- make install everything you know you use :)

	There are other options, but this requires the least brainpower :)


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On Tue, 12 Oct 1999, Sean Doran wrote:

> I've lost the state in /var for my entire pkg tree on one box that
> hasn't been backed up properly in too long.
> How can I go about recovering from this?   
> /usr/pkgsrc is OK, and there are even some work.arch
> directories with completed makes, and bunches of distfiles
> /usr/pkg is OK, so there are lots of of installed things
> which just work.
> Unfortunately, I also have several packages which also got nuked
> (those installed in /usr/X11R6, essentially) which rely upon packages
> which are installed and working, but about which pkg_* knows nothing.  -:(
> What should I do?
> 	Sean.