freebsd-update broken?

Brooks Davis brooks at
Fri Mar 31 18:31:26 UTC 2006

On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 10:43:24AM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On Friday, March 31, 2006 10:19:33 +0100 Florent Thoumie <flz at> 
> wrote:
> >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

The client is supported, there just aren't any updates being built due
to issues with the backend code.  That's part of what Colin's funding
request is about.

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

It should proably be marked IGNORE on !i386.

-- Brooks

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