freebsd-update install question

Leslie Jensen leslie at
Thu Jun 14 10:30:30 UTC 2012

2012-06-14 12:18, Matthew Seaman skrev:
> On 14/06/2012 10:45, Leslie Jensen wrote:
>> When I do
>> freebsd-update install
>> I get this error:
>> Installing updates...install: ///usr/src/lib/libc/gen/libc_dlopen.c: No
>> such file or directory
>> I think it's because I do not have all sources installed. So I just want
>> to confirm that it's the case.
> If you're using freebsd-update then you don't need the libc sources.
> Does no harm to have them around.
> Given you're using a custom kernel then you definitely do need the
> kernel sources: that's everything under /usr/src/sys plus a few other
> bits and pieces.
>> Also, should I care and install the source needed?
> The default setting for freebsd-update is to install the system sources.
>   If you haven't changed /etc/freebsd-update.conf then something odd is
> happening.  Perhaps you manually deleted the contents of /usr/src ?
> If you definitely don't want the system sources, then edit
> /etc/freebsd-update.conf and change this section in the obvious way:
> # Components of the base system which should be kept updated.
> Components src world kernel
> # Example for updating the userland and the kernel source code only:
> # Components src/base src/sys world
> ie. comment out the first 'Components' line and uncomment the second.
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew

I use the default kernel, on changes whatsoever.

I haven't changed anything. I installed the sources because it was 
needed for VirtualBox, I think. I didn't install all sources only what 
was needed. I've not touched /etc/frebsd-update.conf at all.

Should I install the libc souces?



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