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Originally posted by Kanou
please help me. a friend of mine used pkgtool and deleted the aaa_base package! nothing works anymore. please help. i dont get anything to work anymore. i m... dead.
You're not dead, you just smell funny :}
Well, the way to fix this would be something
1. boot of install CD
2. after root password, mount your hdd
mount -t <your / fs> /dev/<yourhdd> /tmp
3. chroot /tmp
4. mount -t iso9660 /dev/<cdrom> /mnt/cdrom
5. installpkg /mnt/cdrom/slackware/a/aaa*tgz
Hope it works ... if installpkg won't go without
aaa I'll have to re-think that approach. :}
no when you installpkg it wont overright newer files ... if you changed the config the timestamp on the file will be later, and it wont overwrite it.
what happened when you mounted the cdrom and chrooted yourself and then installpkg the aaa package ... the aaa package is actually a very small part of slack just seems big cause some important stuff is in it so slack runs really ugly when its missing.
If worse comes to worse and you cant figure out how to make it work. Try doing a new setup but dont format your drives, mount the partitions back the way they use to be, and only install the aaa package. This will bypass anything your missing but wont overwrite everything in the process.