LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Debian (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/)
-   -   Installing .deb packages (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/installing-deb-packages-425775/)

excalibur18 03-17-2006 12:29 PM

Installing .deb packages
 
I know that apt-get, aptitude, and dpkg are the best tools for getting and installing packages. I, however, have come across a corrupt /var partion which happens to store all my apt, and dpkg information. How can I re-install aptitude from the .deb package to get things back to working?

amon 03-17-2006 12:34 PM

fsck
 
Sorry if you have done this already but....

Have you run fsck on the disk? this may fix the corruption.

Other than that I know there is a way to rebuild your apt, sadly I tried it and it failed leaving me with having to reinstall debian. Thank god for a seperate /home partition.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:16 PM.