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Old 03-17-2006, 11:29 AM   #1
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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, 11:34 AM   #2
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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.


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