Base System Rebuild
ETHAN HOUSE (RIT Student)
ewh2048 at rit.edu
Tue Dec 10 08:37:25 UTC 2013
I'll start doing that right now.
On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 12:34 AM, Olivier Nicole <
olivier.nicole at cs.ait.ac.th> 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.
> I would first use the open connection to make a copy of your remote
> system onto a local temporary machine. Then you have something that
> you can play with, break, restart, etc. until you have found the
> correct solution to repair it. Only then apply that solution to your
> remote machine.
> You may have only one shot at repairing it, better you have validated
> your options first.
> Best regards,
> > It should then be possible to download the 9.2 sources and compile a
> > new system locally.
> > Erich
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