lost network during freebsd-update install

Tom Worster fsb at thefsb.org
Thu Mar 10 13:37:29 UTC 2011

On 3/10/11 8:01 AM, "Bas Smeelen" <b.smeelen at ose.nl> wrote:

>On 03/10/2011 01:52 PM, Tom Worster wrote:
>>i was upgrading a remote machine from 7.1 to 8.1 with freebsd-update.
>>the "freebsd-update -r 8.1-RELEASE upgrade" phase was complete and i had
>># freebsd-update install
>>Installing updates...
>>when the wifi on my local computer went away. eventually i restarted the
>>wifi interface but the ssh session didn't recover.
>>i don't know if the freebsd-update command completed or not. or how to
>>find out. and if it did not, what to do next.
>>i'd be most grateful for any help.
>You should be able to connect to your server (new ssh session) because at
>this stage freebsd-update is installing the new kernel.
>Then just repeat the freebsd-update install step and you should be fine
>continue with it following the steps listed in the handbook

doesn't look good:

# freebsd-update install
Installing updates...Bad system call (core dumped)
Bad system call (core dumped)
Bad system call (core dumped)
Bad system call (core dumped)

and the terminal buffer is filling up with those fast.

>Also screen (1) can be your friend for doing things on remote servers.

do you mean ports/sysutils/screen ?

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