Actually I am running this without GUI (X is a luxury on this machine) .But if I restore it from the live CD I understand that all ports I have will be messed up? So my only option would be to go and install/reinstall all of them from the scratch? Building anything that needs Ruby for example takes like 24 hours on this machine :( Can you think of any way I could try to fix just the damaged part (nss/nsswitch)? Is there any place I could search for the backed up libraries (I think portupgrade would back them up first?).
Thanks guys, I really appreciate your help! Victor On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 10:43 PM, Sagara Wijetunga <sag...@tomahawk.com.sg>wrote: > Victor Starenky writes: > > Hi guys, > I was running FreeBSD server at home for a few years on an old box for > mail, > some web and ftp etc. I've been through a number of upgrades even though > it's not easy with the box as old as this one (PII 350). Right now I'm at > 7.0 Release. > Now last weekend something's screwed up there pretty badly and machine is > pretty much unusable. > The sympthom is that pretty much any command results in the following > error: > /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: /lib/libc.so.7: Undefined symbol "_nsdispatch" > Specifically this is thrown when trying to login (after entering login > name) > on the console, ssh, ftp. > This is also thrown for "fetch"or for "ls -l" (plain ls works). > So I'm lucky to have one root session on the console as I can't login at > any > other... > Most recent thing that might have something to do with it would be an > (unsuccessful) attempt to portupgrade cups-base. This failed with the error > > message of wrong cups client. Now this is not new and I have a number of > ports that wouldn't upgrade - cups-base, apache for example. But before > portupgrade would fail without affecting the system. Same cups-base failed > before without any side effects. > As I said this might have nothing to do with the errors I'm getting, just > most recent my actions. > So currently server is not usable - it won't even accept mail (Currier > server) with the same error message. > I tried portupgrade bash but portupgrade itslef also fails with the same > message. I do have one mean of getting new files there through mounted smb > directory. I've tried putting all new bash files into > /usr/ports/distfiles/bash but portupgrade still fails (just a bit further > now). > I ran pkg_libchk which shows a bunch of missing libraries, mostly for > compat4x-i386-5.3_9 but for example courier also misses one: > courier-0.54.0: /usr/local/libexec/filters/perlfilter misses libperl.so > At this point I think I'm lost. I'd really rather avoid complete reinstall > of the server if possible. > I would greatly appreciate any help troubleshooting the libraries. Still > hope there is something that can be done other than reinstall. > Thanks in advance! > Victor > > Hi Victor > > What you could do is put it back what is missing/damaged using an live > FreeBSD CD and get the base system to work again without any GUI. > > Regards > Sagara > > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"