freebsd-update broken?

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Fri Mar 31 16:43:47 UTC 2006

--On Friday, March 31, 2006 10:19:33 +0100 Florent Thoumie <flz at> 

> On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 20:09 -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> security/freebsd-update is supposed to work for amd64, however:
>> freebsd-update fetch
>> Fetching public key...
>> fetch: Not Found
>> Error fetching updates
>> There is not amd64 directory on the server.
> There's no support (at the moment) for !i386 archs.

Why is this in the Makefile then?

# The RSA code has been tested and works on these platforms.  On other
# platforms, it either doesn't work or hasn't been tested.
ONLY_FOR_ARCHS= i386 amd64 alpha sparc64

And shouldn't it refuse to install on a non-i386 box?

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas

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