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Freebsd bastille console not working after upgrade 13 to 14

After updating my host system to FreeBSD 14.0, it was time to update the bsatille jails.
The jails I've running are thin jails , with symlinks to the release of the given jail.

Summary of the update

The jail have been updated following the instructions found at the bastille manual

# ensure the new version is bootstrapped and update to the latest patch release: 
bastille bootstrap 14.0-RELEASE update

# and change the 13.2 to 14.0 mount
bastille stop TARGET
bsatille edit TARGET fstab

# force reinstallation and upgrade all packages
# the pkg boostrap  isn't in the manual but IS required
bastille start TARGET
bastille pkg TARGET bootstrap -f
bastille pkg TARGET update
bastille pkg TARGET upgrade -f
bastille restart TARGET

bastille console fails

Next the jail seemed to be running, but unfortunately bastille console TARGET just stops without any errors/warning etc.

Though bastille console didn't work, It was still possible to enter the jail via jexec

jexec TARGET

Incorrect /etc configuration files

The problem is described in the following post:

The reason is that seems to have been removed. it can be fixed by simply moving that auth method as describe there.

A much better way is to update the outdated /etc configuration files! (These haven't been updated yet!)

Update the /etc configuration with etcupdate

First make sure the freebsd sources are available in /usr/jails/bastille/releases/14.0-RELEASE/usr/src

I solved this by copying the sources from my host system to the release.

cp -Rp /usr/src/ /usr/local/bastille/releases/14.0-RELEASE/usr/src/

You can also download the source directly via this link: )

Next perform the etcupdate in the jail.

jexec TARGET
etcupdate resolve # if there are conflicts

Fix merge conflicts if they happen.
After that bastille console should work again!