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    /var/lib erased

    I accidentaly erased /var/lib/*, in a red hat enterprise 3 server. Apparently still works fine, because files in there are created by the programas that use this directory.
    Does anyone can tell me if there is something I should restore by hand, or its safe to let it like this?
    Thanks a lot for your help

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    If you have a backup, try and restore it.

    If not.. the dir: /var/lib houses your RPM repositories and other information, (slocatie database)

    It's not a big problem that it's gone, most will be rebuild when you restart the system.
    But you will have to rebuild the whole RPM database.
    That could be a problem.
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