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Re: Locked out - need a little help (caution: n00b meter on high!)

From: Peter Avalos <pavalos@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:30:31 -0700
Mail-followup-to: users@crater.dragonflybsd.org

On Sun, Jul 30, 2006 at 07:53:22AM -0600, Gergo Szakal wrote:
> Yeah, I was stupid. I have set the default shell to /usr/pkg/bin/bash
> and started an upgrade of packages in the evening which has removed bash
> as well, obviously. All would have been good if DragonFly didn't spit
> out some race error (v 1.5.4 yet, was just about to start
> buildworld/buildkernel for 1.6.0, of course I cannot report it :-P)
> making the build processes fail somewhere, leaving me with no bash
> installed but bash as default shell for my root account and regular
> account as well. If I follow the instructions at
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/admin.html#FORGOT-ROOT-PW
> , then when I chsh, vi does not display things properly (will fiddle
> around with this later of course, if I cannot help it any other way, I'm
> just in a hurry now), so I cannot edit the info. All I could find out is
> to get the bash package written to some removable medium and install it
> from there. Is there some other, simpler way - perhaps involving the livecd?

Since the n00b meter was pegged, I'm assuming you don't know about manual
pages: 'man chsh' could have helped you figure this out:

chsh -s /bin/sh


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