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#1 2012-11-18 20:29:02

Registered: 2012-11-18
Posts: 4

/var/lib/pacman/local empty

Hello all,

I've been using Arch for a few years, but I obviously haven't learn't anything in the process as I've done a very silly thing.

I wanted to empty the pacman cache at /var/cache/pacman/pkg, but instead I did 'sudo rm -r /var/lib/pacman/local/*'

I've now lost network access and running sudo comes up with: 'unknown uid 1000: who are you?'

After reading about pacman, I now realise how important the file in that folder are

Is this now game over and I have to reinstall? or does anyone know how I can restore the files in /var/lib/pacman/local?

Thankyou for reading, Richard


#2 2012-11-18 20:39:36

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From: Scotland
Registered: 2010-06-16
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Re: /var/lib/pacman/local empty

The symptoms you're describing aren't a product of you removing pacman's library. I suspect you've done other silly things since.

I suggest you restore one of your backups, or do a fresh install.

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#3 2012-11-18 20:44:10

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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
Posts: 9,839

Re: /var/lib/pacman/local empty

A wiki search would have returned this page to help you restore your missing db, but as you've just been told, you have other issues to address also.


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