Thursday, May 27, 2004

Almost, but not quite, Disaster

So when upgrading a FreeBSD install via make world you really should read UPDATING first.

Especially when upgrading to a version of the OS that adds a new system call.

You do not want to install a set of userland tools that require said system call without first installing a kernel that supports it.

Figuring out how to install the kernel without working make and ls commands was fun.

At least I had already built the new kernel, so I didn't have to scramble to find a bootable rescue CD...

This is totally why I am not a sysadmin.