Base System Rebuild

Erich Dollansky erichsfreebsdlist at
Tue Dec 10 08:16:28 UTC 2013


On Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:57:53 -0800
Ethan House <ewh2048 at> wrote:

> I inherited a FreeBSD 9.2 machine in pretty bad shape. The base system
> seems to be all out of whack with missing libraries all over the
> place. A reinstall of the OS is not an option as I am many states
> away from the box in question. Having no idea what caused this what
> is the best way to fix this?

how can you connect to the machine?

If you have any chance to copy files to it as root, I would build a
9.2-system on a machine at hand and then copy the files to the affected
machine until a normal log-in is possible.

It should then be possible to download the 9.2 sources and compile a
new system locally.


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