Base System Rebuild

ETHAN HOUSE (RIT Student) ewh2048 at
Tue Dec 10 08:21:34 UTC 2013

I have a working root shell. sshd still seems to work fine, for now

Ethan House

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 12:16 AM, Erich Dollansky <
erichsfreebsdlist at> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> Erich

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