freebsd-update on FreeBSD 6.x

Herbert J. Skuhra h.skuhra at
Wed Apr 22 11:45:37 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:55:55AM +0100, Andy Smith wrote:
> Hi,
>    when running "freebsd-update fetch" on FreeBSD 6.x I get the error:
> Fetching public key...
> fetch: No address record
> Error fetching updates

So, you are running FreeBSD 6.1.

> I've previously had a search around and compared the config file with  
> that present by default on FreeBSD 7.x (which works without any  
> hacking etc) but I never did work out what is wrong or what should be  
> in a good config file. For one thing the directory its looking in for  
> the pub.key seems to be hardcoded as "/i386/6.1/" or at least that  
> path is not present in my conf file, perhaps its possible to add an  
> additional line to the conf file to modify this... Can anyone point me  
> in the right direction?

RELENG_6_1/RELENG_6_2 is EOL since May 31, 2008 (announced in May 2006!). 
You should have upgraded your system (to RELENG_6_3) before this date!

- Herbert

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