Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: June 01 2004,02:44
Do the following:
Download and save the dpkg file from the online dsl repository to your myDSL storage device. This will give you dpkg / apt-get.
Boot up clean and install Synaptic.
Save all *.deb files in /var/cache/apt/archives directory to someplace writable like a new folder called /home/damnsmall/debs/.
Back them up with your filetool.lst file.
If using an older version of DSL (before 0.7) also backup /opt/.start_synaptic and /home/damnsmall/.xtdesktop/synaptic.lnk and /home/damnsmall/synpatic.png by adding them to your filetool.lst
Do a myDSL restore of your files and dpkg structure.
From an Xterminal or a script (as user 'root') type:
dpkg -i /home/damnsmall/debs/*.deb
You should be back in business.
Disclaimer: I have not tested this and am working from memory (not logged into DSL at the moment).
RoGuE_StreaK may be able to help you out with any specifics that I have missed since he was doing something similar a while ago. In fact, if you ask nicely he might even post his *.deb restore script.