After freebsd-update - all went wrong.
jhelfman at e-e.com
Tue Jan 12 04:10:18 UTC 2010
On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 03:47:51PM +0000, Marwan Sultan thus spake:
> This is a lesson for me and everyone to never run freebsd-update on a custom kernel
I run FreeBSD on a custom kernel, and do binary updates. However, I can do
this because I run my own update server. So all kernels are rebuilt and
It can be done. The power of FreeBSD!
>- Marwan Sultan
> System Administrator
>> Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 15:35:44 +0100
>> From: freebsd at edvax.de
>> To: dead_line at hotmail.com
>> CC: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>> Subject: Re: After freebsd-update - all went wrong.
>> On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 14:06:48 +0000, Marwan Sultan <dead_line at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> > well, I have fixed problem two by installing back my custom kernel.
>> > but the system still ignores the "defaultroute" command in rc.conf
>> > this is why we have manuly added to the rc.local
>> Is this possibly a spelling error? The setting in rc.conf
>> is defaultrouter="..." - routeR.
>> > But eventho it shouldnot touch rc.conf right?
>> Correct. The rc.conf file is one of the few ones that
>> shouldn't be in the scope of freebsd-update or mergemaster
>> (if you update by source).
>> > my rc.local now has
>> > route add default 66.xx.x.x
>> > ifconfig em0 66.xx.x.x netmask 255.255.255.255 alias
>> > If i take it off, system will not have any defaultroute
>> > anymore although its in rc.conf
>> > defaultrouter="66.xx.x.x"
>> > hostname="xxxxxx.com"
>> > ifconfig_em0="inet 66.xx.x.x netmask 255.255.255.0"
>> Your setting in rc.conf is spelled correctly (see above).
>> Could you try what happens if you start the inet subsystem
>> manually (/etc/rc.d/netif and /etc/rc.d/routing)? The
>> last one reads defaultrouter="..." from rc.conf.
>> As far as I see, the settings in rc.conf are completely
>> valid, and should work. If this is still the "old" rc.conf
>> (that worked before), the services activated in there
>> should be started, too...
>> You could additionally check /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/hosts
>> for any malformed entries. I think /etc/hosts could be
>> altered / overwritten by freebsd-update?
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