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Old 06-05-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
tpsomers
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I deleted my /etc/alternatives directory. Now a lot of programs do not work. Help?


My Kubuntu system is broke now that I deleted the /etc/alternatives directory. How Can I fix this??

Thanks for your help.

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Old 06-05-2008, 09:50 AM   #2
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Typical newbie mistake. Reinstalling is good experience. I'm not sure what kind of options *buntu gives you during the installation, but if you didn't put your /home directory on a separate partition last time, you should consider it now. Makes reinstalling much less painful.

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Old 06-05-2008, 10:31 AM   #3
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I fixed it. I just copied the directory from a co-worker's machine to mine.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 10:43 AM   #4
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Assuming his system has exactly the same programs installed as yours, that will work. Otherwise, you'll still encounter things that won't work.

Are these machines in some kind of production environment? If so does everybody have root access to his machine? That'd be an interesting environment.
 
  


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