I think the scsi drive housing my /var partition has bitten the big one. So, my computer is down for a bit. I might see if I can find a replacement drive, in failing that, I'll move my mp3s to my /images drive, and make the /mp3 drive /var, and reinstall.
So, things should be working again over the next day or two.
The down side is, I can't aim with people while sitting in bed.