Some minor problems:
/etc/default/localehas been deleted (wtf?). Needed to be recreated.
/etc/localtimehave been deleted. Needed to recreate the links.
/etc/updatedb.confhas been deleted. Needed to be copied from another machine.
and one major one:
klogdnow takes 5 minutes to start, which means I have to wait 5 minutes after each reboot to use the machine. Adding
-xswitch in the
init.dscript solved the problem. What was the root cause? No idea. There are only hints.
Apparently there is some reasoning behind not upgrading your linux policy.