Upgrading from 8.0-Release /

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at ose.nl
Wed Sep 22 06:47:36 UTC 2010

On 09/22/2010 08:10 AM, Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> Dear all,
>> Yes, start the upgrade from the beginning again.
>> If this does not work and you don't intend to rollback from a previous
>> update you may take a look at /var/db/freebsd-update and clean it out.
> OK. I know now. At some point the system asks if changes look
> reasonable. I pressed y for most cases but with sshd_config I pressed
> n, because I was not sure whether the changes will not delete some of
> the changes I implemented within the file. As soon as I did this, the
> process stopped.
> Does this look reasonable (y/n)? n
> # freebsd-update install
> No updates are available to install.
> Run '/usr/sbin/freebsd-update fetch' first.
> The suggested changes were mostly such as:
> -#VersionAddendum FreeBSD-20090522
> +#VersionAddendum FreeBSD-20100308
> So it seems I should press y each time?
> Many thanks!
> Zbigniew Szalbot
OK. Well this is a downside of freebsd-update (with major upgrades
mostly), you have to go through these changes.
With mergemaster, when doing source upgrades, this can be avoided by
having a mergemaster.rc file, but freebsd-update uses another merge
program for the config files.

The changes that you see:
- means this line will be deleted from the config file
+ means this line will be added to the config file
These are the only changes that will be made to the files.
You can confirm these changes

If you are not sure, make a copy of your sshd_config and go ahead.
Before you reboot compare your copy with the 'new' sshd_config and you
will see that your modification will still be there.

Good luck.

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