Second severe crash in six weeks

Frank Shute frank at
Thu Mar 16 04:25:00 UTC 2017

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 11:22:21PM +0100, Bertram Scharpf wrote:
> Hi,
> since I upgraded to FreeBSD 11.0, every second
> port rebuild freezes the system. Besides that,
> in the last two weeks I had two packages that
> refused to build.

Upgraded from what?

If from a previous version and that version was running well, then it
strongly suggests you fouled-up the upgrade process, doesn't it?

> Now I managed to upgrade my whole package library
> to a consistent state. I upgraded the packages on
> my desktop machine, and -- voila -- it crashes and
> reboots as soon as I start Xorg.

WTF is a "package library"?

> What is the next sh** to happen? Will this come to
> an end ever? Is that what FreeBSD will further
> evolve to?

Get a grip.

Before pointing the finger at FreeBSD, remind yourself that you will then
have four fingers pointing at yourself.

Your best bet, in the circumstances of your inability to provide anything
informative by way of logs, error messages and such-like, is to obliterate
your probably borked installation.

Then re-install the OS and restore your data from backup.

If you fancy wasting a lot of time, then carry on sending angry missives
to this list, telling all and sundry about how crap you consider FreeBSD
to be. That *always* impresses the readership of this list and makes them
want to help you.

Anyway, your call.

> Bertram




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