problems upgrading from 7.2-RELEASE-p8 to 7.4 or 9.0-RELEASE

Jamie Paul Griffin jamie at
Fri Oct 12 08:53:56 UTC 2012

[ Greg Larkin wrote on Thu 11.Oct'12 at 20:49:19 -0400 ]

> Hi Stuart,
> If you click the link in this mailing list article
> (,
> then follow the rest of the threaded messages, you should be able fix
> the problem once you upgrade to 7.4.
> The issue is that freebsd-update cannot update the binary
> on a running system, so after the upgrade to 7.4 (or higher), the
> system is not completely updated.
> This message
> (
> has a fix, but it involves booting from a liveCD and replacing the
> binary manually.

Would it be easier to do an update by building from source? I've never used freebsd-update myself so not had to troubleshoot these issues before.

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