make buildworld help!!?!?!?!!

james jamesp at
Tue Apr 1 07:43:35 PST 2003

Hi Brent

What happens when you use ps or w - file not found? or another error?

Also, you may need to build a new kernel (make buildkernel && make 
installkernel) .



On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Brent Bailey wrote:

> Hello, Im running a FBSD 4.5 machine DUEL CPU 450 w/ 512 MB ram . Anywho
> ..i tried to CVSUP to the latest stable release , seems the CVSUP went
> well ...ANYWHO my problem after all was said and done was that i cant do a
> "ps -ax"  or "w" or "top"
> this is the procedure i did with no good results:
> make a backup of etc
> cp -Rp /etc /etc.old
> in a prebuild world environment
> # /usr/sbin/mergemaster -p -v
> # cd /usr/obj
> # chflags -R noschg *
> # rm -rf *
> Compile the sources:
> # cd /usr/src
> # make buildworld  <-- this failed the first time something to do with
> sendmail i removed * from    the
> /usr/local/etc/cvsup/sup/refuse file so it would ignore sendmail
> then did a "cleandir" and then redid CVSUP and then redid
> make buildworld
> Compile and install the new kernel:
> # cd /usr/src
> # make buildkernel KERNCONF=LOQTIS-SMP-1  <-- this failed to  saying it
> couldnt make LOQTIS-SMP-1   although it said it made the GENERIC kern. go
> figure
> At this point i didnt know what to do i just continued
> i rebooted into single user mode and ran:
> #make installworld   <-- no errors
> #/usr/sbin/mergemaster -v    <-- from what i understand if you select "d"
> it deletes the temporary file, if you select "i" it installes the new
> version  of the file. what i did was any file that I knew to be modified
> by me i did a "d" to keep my original file and the rest that i knew wasnt
> modified by me ...i chose "i" to install the new version.
> then I did
> # cd /usr/src/release/sysinstall
> # make clean
> # make all install
> when i rebooted i ran into the problem of not being able to do a
> "ps -ax" or a "w"  ... i know this means that the make buildworld didnt
> work or at least a part of it didnt work right.
> Please ..any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated a note
> i did this same procedure on another non-production FBSD 4.5 box with no
> issues. also ..i have tape backup of the whole system so if all else fails
> i can go back ..but id rather not concidering the recent expoits found in
> certain ports im running.Figures huh...
> Thank you
> Brent
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