single user mode buildwerld failures

Wed Apr 4 17:05:07 UTC 2007

install WORLD

failed.  usage message..

then cd /usr/src; make installwerld also failed.

it said "required audit group is missing.. see /usr/src/UPDATING"
i am going to reboot into single user mode and follow these instructions 
from /usr/src/UPDATING

         To rebuild everything and install it on the current system.
         # Note: sometimes if you are running current you gotta do more 
         # is listed here if you are upgrading from a really old current.

         <make sure you have good level 0 dumps>
         make buildworld
         make kernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
         <reboot in single user>                         [3]
         mergemaster -p                                  [5]
         make installworld
         make delete-old
         mergemaster                                     [4]

that failed.  mergemaster -p  complained that /var/tmp/temproot was a read 
only filesystem
i tried a couple of options either involving deleting it or using it but 
nothing werked.

i don't know what to do now.

You did not fsck and mount in single-user mode. After fsck -p ; mount -a ; 
su - you will be able to use mergemaster and do installworld.

okay i followed the directions better  with

fsck -p; mount -a; su -
they didn't seem to do anything so i wasn't tripping.  fsck -p looked like 
stuff that happened on

On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, doug wrote:

> On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, KAYVEN RIESE wrote:
>> i didn't know what was happening when i dropped to single user
>> mode i got all these different prompts and i didn't know how
>> to answer the questions.  i have posted information on
>> experts exchange:
>> currently, i feel i have found my /etc/passwd and restored it to the
>> proper location, but i still can't log on to my computer
>> _______________________________________________
> Post what happened here.

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