Re: lost part of my "/usr/local"-filesystem - debian(woody)
From: John-Paul Stewart (jpstewart_at_sympatico.ca)
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 11:25:01 -0400
"F. Kappen" wrote:
> Hi all,
> I inadvertently deleted part of my "/usr/local"-filesystem doing a "rm
> -r /usr/local". Although I stopped the command immediately when I
> noticed my fault, I lost about 90 Mb of the filesystem. Among others
> were the directoies:
> bin, games, include, lib, lost+found, man, sbin, share
> My system is running, but I worry about the loss of the
> "lost+found"-directory. Is this critical? And if so, is there a way to
> repair it?
'mkdir lost+found' maybe?
> Unfortunately I haven't made a backup yet, so I cannot
> restore things from a backup-medium.
> Considering the other lost directories, I think that is not so harmful
> and I can refill them occasionally whenever an application is missing
> a needed file. But perhaps somebodey can tell me which applcations put
> their files by default in one of the above mentioned directories.
On a Debian system, all .deb packages should normally put themselves in
/usr/bin, /usr/lib, etc. The only thing that you're likely to find in
/usr/local/bin are programs from other sources (e.g., programs you've
tarballs). Unfortunately, this makes it harder to recover without a
backup, unless you know what you've downloaded and installed there.