/var directory in ubuntu

Jason Crain jason at bluetree.ath.cx
Mon Jan 5 20:32:08 UTC 2009

On Mon, January 5, 2009 1:41 pm, Peter wrote:
> 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?

mysql keeps the database under /var/lib/mysql.  It will be difficult
getting it back.

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