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sunny_5252 05-17-2007 02:05 AM

/var/log/packages and /var/log/setup
hi all ,my a friend use slackware11 and newer..he delete /var/log/packages and /var/log/setup directory..
i ask which way to reinstall them..thanks.

bsdunix 05-17-2007 06:23 AM

I don't think there's an easy way to re-install them after the initial system install, unless a backup was made. I suggest your friend backup and critial information in Slackware and re-install. Chalk up the deletion mistake to a learning incident. Maybe some else has a better idea?

tuxdev 05-17-2007 08:17 AM

If you remake that directory, the system should still work normally. You won't be able to uninstall stuff just by doing "removepkg", but you can reinstall that package so that the db file gets regenerated, then uninstall it. Depending on stuff in the install script, nasty stuff could be laying around your system, but that's a risk on every package.

Still, if you can, reinstallation is a much better(cleaner) option in the long run.

Alien_Hominid 05-17-2007 11:45 AM

Was it default installation?

sunny_5252 05-17-2007 08:17 PM

thanks..i see

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