shared object "" not found after freebsd-update

FT freebsd at
Mon Jun 23 04:26:00 UTC 2008

I was using freebsd-update to upgrade from 6.2 to 7.0-RELEASE. The upgrade
and install of the kernel went fine, then I reran freebsd-update after
rebooting to get the userland stuff. Midway through installing updates,
I got the error:

	Installing updates.../libexec/ Shared object
	"" not found, required by "rm"

There's a in /lib. I'd try linking to it, but ln of course 
requires libc.

Without libc, almost nothing works... can someone guide me through how
to recover a functional libc and finish updating (without breaking

I was following the instructions at Was there some step
missing that would have prevented this mess?


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