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Old 03-02-2004, 02:33 AM   #1
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Accidentally deleted /etc/init.d .. what do i do? :|


hey i was wantint to delete a file in /etc/init.d however i accidentally deleted /etc/init.d itself :|:|

what can i do? is there a place where i can download all the files again? or is there another way of recovering them?

thanks in advance

bryan
 
Old 03-02-2004, 06:22 AM   #2
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right.. well what distro you got (as distros usualy have custom files), you can make them yourself tho
/etc/inittab
has links to tell what and were certain files are, its just easyer to go put in your install cd and see if you can grab the files from there, if not then i sugest you learn shell scripting
 
Old 03-02-2004, 06:30 AM   #3
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hey buddy.. im using gentoo

ive got some of the files out of the stage 3 tarball.. ill list the files that i've recovered and the ones i have.. if you could give me some idea of where i can get them from :|

files i got:
bootmisc
checkfs
checkroot
clock
consolefont
crypto-loop
depscan.sh
domainname
functions.sh
gpm
halt.sh
hdparm
hostname
keymaps
local
localmount
modules
net.eth0
net.lo
netmount
nscd
numlock
reboot.sh
rmnologin
rsyncd
runscript.sh
serial
shutdown.sh
sshd
switch
urandom

-----------------------
and the ones i had:
xdm
xfs
famd
aumix
dcron
cupsd
mysql
mythbackend
consolefont
esound
sysklogd
rmnologin
hotplug
bootsplash
 
Old 03-03-2004, 06:27 AM   #4
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right, those files very a big deal
the ones u said u dont ahve:
xfree86
syslogd
cron
CUPS
mysql
(i dono, alsa?)

and thats all i know off the top of my head
 
Old 03-03-2004, 09:07 AM   #5
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oh dear!

Let us know what you did.
Has you distro got some form of update or repair?


When you recover
Make a tarball of your /etc directory!

remember,
if you have something safely backed up you will never need it!



billy
 
Old 03-04-2004, 04:39 AM   #6
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ye cheers... i will make a tarball of my entire etc folder

i just backed up what i needed and reinstalled gentoo.. was a day-long lesson
 
  


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