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debsums best tool for disasters

Postby bester69 » 2017-02-10 20:08

You should try this tool, its really best thing to repair any mess you get yourself with your system.

I was messing with mime directory /usr/share/mime ,so i remove it, and then i discovered kalarm stopped working, it was crashing, i spent some hours trying to figure it out what was happening with akonadi-kalarm service (at first i thought it might be some upgrade), so i tried a lot of things, i searched on internet and i didint find any solution, then i try to apply a btrfs snaphot and then restored a home backup to check if i could recover all my akonadi modules working (kmail database, kalarm, etc), it didnt work.

Finally i thought it could have something to be with the mime folder i removed, so, i applyed debsums to my system and it reported me some few packages whose mime file was missing, i reinstalled all of them and the problem was fixed.

i love this tool, you'll never need again to reinstall a fresh system installation! :P, it will keep fresh and clean with debsums..
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Re: debsums best tool for disasters

Postby phenest » 2017-02-10 21:15

I'm not surprised removing that directory would have an effect somewhere. Why were you "messing" with it in the first place?
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Re: debsums best tool for disasters

Postby stevepusser » 2017-02-10 21:56

There's an old saying about an ounce of prevention...
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Re: debsums best tool for disasters

Postby bester69 » 2017-02-10 23:15

phenest wrote:I'm not surprised removing that directory would have an effect somewhere. Why were you "messing" with it in the first place?

Its about the always annoyng slow upgrade with the "shared-mime-info", i was fed up with this problem, so searched for any workaround on google, I did a copy backup of that folder, but i deleted too soon, once i thought it wasn't breaking anything.

I m not sure if this problem is kind of a unresolved bug..
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Re: debsums best tool for disasters

Postby edbarx » 2017-02-11 06:51

Disasters?! :shock: If you like tinkering, use a full system backup like what fsarchiver can do.
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Re: debsums best tool for disasters

Postby bester69 » 2017-02-11 13:02

edbarx wrote:Disasters?! :shock: If you like tinkering, use a full system backup like what fsarchiver can do.

i love fsarchiver, i've used one or two times in the past, now, i dont need it anymore, i'm using debsums and btrfs snapshots. Its almost impossible that i need to reinstall anymore, at least a hardware fail take place.

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Re: debsums best tool for disasters

Postby phenest » 2017-02-11 19:23

bester69 wrote:Its about the always annoyng slow upgrade with the "shared-mime-info",

Maybe it's because you keep "messing" with things.
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