'freebsd-update upgrade' hosed system - rescuable?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Wed Nov 25 12:11:20 UTC 2009

On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 11:49:44 +0000, cali clarke <xorquewasp at googlemail.com> wrote:
> What's the quickest and cleanest way out of this mess?

You can install the base system from the FreeBSD 8.0-RC
CD-ROM. This should give you a working system again.
Keep an eye on NOT formatting anything.

Using a live system CD-ROM, it would possibly be a good
idea to make a copy of important system configuration
files in /etc.

With such a live system CD-ROM, you can even install
just parts, such as the content of various /usr subtrees
that are affected.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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