Port update hosed entire system

Matthew Seaman matthew at freebsd.org
Mon Oct 1 10:50:43 UTC 2012

On 02/10/2012 11:10, Rod Person wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Oct 2012 09:47:51 +0700
> Olivier Nicole <olivier.nicole at cs.ait.ac.th> wrote:
>> Can you run /bin/sh? That would be a start to try reinstalling what
>> was lost.

> Nope. 
> $ /bin/sh
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)

How about /rescue/sh ?  It's statically linked so should continue
working no matter the state of the shared libraries on the system.

Failing that, booting from the install media into a livefs is your best
bet.  You should be able to mount your system disks or import a ZFS pool
and fix their contents.

Also, wondering how exactly your original command managed to hose the
base system.  Did it fill up the disks?  Is it possible that the problem
is actually hardware failure?



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