Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-17-2006, 12:29 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
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?
Old 03-17-2006, 12:34 PM   #2
Registered: May 2004
Location: UK
Distribution: Debian, Ubantu, CentOS
Posts: 146

Rep: Reputation: 17

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.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When DEB packages need strange packages noteventime Linux - Software 0 11-29-2005 10:37 AM
command for installing single DEB packages bob_man_uk Debian 5 02-20-2004 03:11 PM
Can apt4rpm use deb repositories or install .deb packages? raylpc Linux - General 0 08-18-2003 02:49 AM
problems un/installing .deb packages Rodcl Linux - Distributions 6 11-09-2002 02:24 PM
creating packages (.tgz/.deb/.rpm) How from the source packages? l_9_l Linux - General 1 03-06-2002 07:03 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration