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Date:      Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:45:57 -0700
From:      Stuart Matthews <stuart@islogistics.com>
To:        glarkin@FreeBSD.org
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: problems upgrading from 7.2-RELEASE-p8 to 7.4 or 9.0-RELEASE
Message-ID:  <50783B35.50308@islogistics.com>
In-Reply-To: <5077690F.7020703@FreeBSD.org>
References:  <50771338.8040102@islogistics.com> <5077690F.7020703@FreeBSD.org>

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Hi Greg,

Thanks for the tips. I'll be able to retry the upgrade this weekend.

- Stu

On 10/11/2012 5:49 PM, Greg Larkin wrote:
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> On 10/11/12 2:43 PM, Stuart Matthews wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I am including as much information in here as I think will be
>> useful. Since I can do snapshots on VMWare, I am happy to try any
>> solution or diagnostics. Steps I took to upgrade FreeBSD: Using
>> freebsd-update, I upgraded from 7.2-RELEASE to 7.2-RELEASE-p8 Then,
>> to upgrade to 9.0-RELEASE, I ran the following commands, using
>> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/updating-upgrading-freebsdupdate.html
>> as my guide: freebsd-update -r 9.0-RELEASE upgrade freebsd-update
>> install reboot freebsd-update install portupgrade -f ruby rm
>> /var/db/pkg/pkgdb.db portupgrade -f ruby18-bdb rm
>> /var/db/pkg/pkgdb.db /usr/ports/INDEX-*.db portupgrade -af
>> freebsd-update install reboot
>>
>> I noticed that lots of things weren't working, and specifically
>> that I was getting lots of complaints about /libexec/ld-elf.so.1. I
>> also noticed that when I ran freebsd-update IDS, it seemed to
>> report that every single file had the wrong signature.
>>
>> So, this being a VMWare guest, I reluctantly reverted to a
>> previous snapshot, putting me back at 7.2-RELEASE-p8.
>>
>> I decided to try this time to go from 7.2-RELEASE-p8 to 7.4-RELEASE
>> to 8.0-RELEASE to 8.3-RELEASE. I only got to 7.4-RELEASE before I
>> had the same issues as above. As a specific example of errors I
>> would get, I try to run sudo and I get: [stuart@richelieu ~]$ sudo
>> bash /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: sudo: invalid PT_PHDR
>>
>> This seems to be the most relevant thread to the problem I'm
>> having:
>> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2010-July/218443.html
>>
>>   However, I'd be more comfortable using an official upgrade path,
>> like freebsd-update, exclusively. That thread involves replacing a
>> file from a FreeBSD liveCD. Also, with freebsd-update IDS reporting
>> so many files with incorrect signatures, I feel like my problem is
>> bigger than fixing one file.
>>
>> Right now I am back on 7.2-RELEASE-p8 eager to get my OS upgraded
>> to something that is under current support by the security team.
>> Optimally I'd like to be on 8.3 after looking at the EOL dates.
>>
>> Also, I did see one other post _somewhere_ mentioning a similar
>> proble also on a VMWare guest. So I am suspicious that the problem
>> might be related to VMWare.
>>
>> Thanks, everyone.
>>
>> - Stuart Matthews
>
> Hi Stuart,
>
> If you click the link in this mailing list article
> (http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2010-July/218554.html),
> then follow the rest of the threaded messages, you should be able fix
> the problem once you upgrade to 7.4.
>
> The issue is that freebsd-update cannot update the ld-elf.so.1 binary
> on a running system, so after the upgrade to 7.4 (or higher), the
> system is not completely updated.
>
> This message
> (http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2010-July/218884.html)
> has a fix, but it involves booting from a liveCD and replacing the
> binary manually.
>
> Hope that helps,
> Greg
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