freebsd-update install failed

dt71 at dt71 at
Fri Oct 24 17:23:07 UTC 2014

Allan Jude wrote on 10/24/2014 18:29:
> Do you have a src tree installed?

Obviously not.

> This error is usually

Usually? You've gotta be kidding me.

> caused by it trying to install the update to an
> empty src tree, so the contrib/tzdata parent directory does not exist.
> It is a minor problem with freebsd-update where it gets confused the odd
> time a new file has to be added in a security update.

It is a problem with the update "package", actually. To update /usr/src, one should use Subversion. Not? If it is the job of freebsd-update to update /usr/src (when it exists), then freebsd-update should also try to apply source code security patches as well, which apparently is not the case.

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