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Date:      Sat, 23 Dec 2006 14:38:43 -0700
From:      "Z. Wade Hampton" <zwade@oldpathsbaptistchurch.org>
To:        Bill Moran <wmoran@collaborativefusion.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: uncalled for reboot
Message-ID:  <200612231438.44184.zwade@oldpathsbaptistchurch.org>
In-Reply-To: <20061223161036.7d122295.wmoran@collaborativefusion.com>
References:  <200612231341.35843.zwade@oldpathsbaptistchurch.org> <20061223161036.7d122295.wmoran@collaborativefusion.com>

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On Saturday 23 December 2006 14:10, Bill Moran wrote:
> "Z. Wade Hampton" <zwade@oldpathsbaptistchurch.org> wrote:
> > Greetings to all,
> > I am attempting to run cvsup-without-gui on a Dell Inspiron 1501, with
> > amd64x2 processor and 2GbRAM.
> > I am using the "ports-supfile" modified to suit location and RELENG_6_1.
> >
> > The process begins, and starts deleting the old stuff...no problem.
> > Then, about 10 minutes into it, the system reboots all by itself - no
> > apparent reason.
>
> You need to gather and provide considerably more information, unless
> there's someone on list who is psychic.  FreeBSD version, hardware
> data, etc ...

Thanks Bill.  I'll keep that in mind.
I think I have the problem figured out.
*base=/var/db
was set in the supfile. 

After changing it to "/usr", the problem went away.

Regards,
ZWH


>
> However, spontaneous reboots are almost always hardware problems.  Have
> you verified that your RAM, hard drive, cooling, power, and all other
> hardware factors are in proper operation?  That would be the first
> logical step in diagnosing this.
>
> -Bill



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