freebsd-update upgrade problem

Manolis Kiagias sonicy at
Sun Mar 2 08:30:09 UTC 2008

Tore Lund wrote:
> Manolis Kiagias wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have already upgraded a couple of machines from 7.0-RC1/2 to 
>> 7.0-RELEASE using:
>> freebsd-update -r 7.0-RELEASE upgrade
>> However, on this one machine, I get this:
>> freebsd-update: cannot open files/.gz: No such file or directory
> I have no answer, but as step in hopefully the right direction, let me
> ask: does /var/db/freebsd-update/files exist when you get that message?
> Are there any files in it?
> I upgraded yesterday, and my ../files directory is full of *.gz files.

I can't really remember, but since I've deleted and recreated the entire 
folder, it should have been recreated at first run as well.

I didn't really solve the freebsd-update problem, but I upgraded the 
machine in the following way:
I did a binary upgrade from the CD, then csup'd the sources and 
recompiled the kernel.
I guess if there continues to be a problem with freebsd-update, it may 
exhibit itself during normal updates as well.

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