HELP! I destroyed /var/cache/apt

Steve yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 30 16:40:43 UTC 2010


On Sat, 30 Jan 2010 16:35:39 -0000, Jay Ridgley <jridgley2 at austin.rr.com>  
wrote:

> Folks,
>
> Well to put it simply "I shot myself in the foot"!
>
> How do I recover a completely destroyed /var/cache/apt directory? I
> messed up with an sudo rm -rf to get rid of some files in /var...
>
> How do I rebuild the information on installed packages?? Can I copy one
> from another system?
>
> With egg on my face,
> Jay
>
> PS Thanks for the help about the NFS entry in my /etc/fstab
>
Restore from your backup  :p

...or have a read of man apt-cache

-- 
Steve




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