freebsd-update install failed

RW rwmaillists at
Fri Oct 24 19:29:35 UTC 2014

On Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:23:00 +0200
dt71 at wrote:

> Allan Jude wrote on 10/24/2014 18:29:
> > Do you have a src tree installed?
> Obviously not.

It's not at all obvious.

> > 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.

freebsd-update can update /usr/src, it depends how it's set-up in

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