painful binary upgrade from 8.1 to 8.2

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at
Sun Nov 6 19:25:34 UTC 2011

When following the instructions at

to go from 8.1 to 8.2, I'm presented during the command:

  freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.2-RELEASE

with no less than *** 322 *** files that differ only by the CVS tag.

After hitting about 150 of these with "ret ret ret dd dd dd ret dd : wq
ret", I'm really frustrated, because I made a mistake and now apparently
have to start over.

Why doesn't the freebsd-update command invoke mergemaster with -F?

Or is there some step that I'm leaving out?

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