Base System Rebuild
erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com
Tue Dec 10 08:28:31 UTC 2013
On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:21:32 -0800
"ETHAN HOUSE (RIT Student)" <ewh2048 at rit.edu> wrote:
> I have a working root shell. sshd still seems to work fine, for now
so, download the sources. Isn't 9.2 also the current version of the 9
branch? If not, download the 9.2 release sources and compile them.
It should always work out to download and compile the sources. If the
version is identical, you should not need the mergemaster step but this
could also create other problems. Root should always work afterwards.
At least it did for me.
> Ethan House
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 12:16 AM, Erich Dollansky <
> erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:57:53 -0800
> > Ethan House <ewh2048 at rit.edu> 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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