/var directory in ubuntu

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 19:52:06 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?
> Thanks.
> Peter
       /var is a very important set of directories that include logs and 
a host of other things. That is why your Hardy will not boot. It is 
missing some important files. So I say you need to update current Hardy 
with a LiveCD of Hardy. If this is successful then you should be able to 
boot normal and it should work ok.

    And it sounds like you are making a Terminal have permenant root 
privilege. Stop doing that as well :-)



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