/var directory in ubuntu

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Mon Jan 5 19:48:51 UTC 2009

Peter wrote:
> Hello,
> I mistakenly deleted everything under /var in unbuntu 8.04.
> restarting ssh allows me to login as root.
> however, the mysql database on the server and apt-get does not working any more.
> I don't mind to reinstall everything. is there way that I can put back
> the original ubuntu 8.0 without the physical access of the machine?

I don't know about that, without access. You risk losing information 
just by logging in. And someone will no doubt remind you that this is 
why you need backups :-)

Does this have any information you can use?

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