How annoying. I’m discovering the hard way that a TimeMachine backup is NOT complete. It’s missing things all over the system.
Sure, it has backed up my documents and applications but so far it appears to have missed:
- /private/etc/hosts (lost some custom DNS settings)
- Missing symbolic links, fixed by
sudo ln -sn /usr/bin/g++ /usr/bin/g++-4.2(Thanks StackOverflow!)
- All my ruby gems (fixed by running bundle install)
Whilst none of these are major issues they do result in strange errors.
Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension sure does make the heart jump and slow things down. I’m still glad I bought a new hard disk though