Monday, August 9, 2010


SOLVED: Apache HTTPd Crashes or Goes Offline Exactly At Midnight

After updating Apache httpd on a server running FreeBSD, it went offline at exactly midnight the following night, producing a log entry like this in httpd-errors: [Tue Aug 10 00:00:01 2010] [notice] SIGHUP received. Attempting to restart [Tue Aug 10 00:00:01 2010] [notice] seg fault or similar nasty error detected in the parent process The… Read more »

Thursday, August 5, 2010


SOLVED: FreeBSD vmware-guestd6 Port Fails To Start

I also to run across this error when working with certain FreeBSD VMs (FreeBSD 7 and 8.0, 8.1). I think the vmware-guestd6 port is missing a dependency. Here is the problem: $ /usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-guestd start /usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-guestd: WARNING: failed to start vmware_guestd Not too helpful and the logs don’t show anything either. If we try to manually… Read more »

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


SOLVED: FreeBSD vmware-guestd6 Port Install Error

I seem to run across this error when working with certain ESX based FreeBSD VMs (FreeBSD 7 and 8.0, 8.1). My suspicion is that the VMWare tools image that gets mounted when installing the guest tools is mismatching what the port expects, depending on the server’s copy of VMWare Tools. $ cd /usr/ports/emulators/vmware-guestd6 $ make… Read more »

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