freebsd-update problems

Carl Johnson carlj at
Fri Feb 1 19:51:51 UTC 2013

I ran freebsd-update to update my 8.1-RELEASE system to 8.3-RELEASE
(freebsd-update -r 8.3-RELEASE upgrade).  It downloaded a bunch of
files, asked me to edit some configuration files, showed me long lists
of files that have been changed, added and removed, and then ended with
no status or error indications.  The problem is that there appears to be
absolutely NO change in my system that I can find.  I have checked /etc,
/bin, and /lib with 'ls -lct | head', but there are no files that have
changed recently.  The /var/db/freebsd-update directory has over 500MB
of files it downloaded.

Does anybody have any suggestions on what might have happened and what
can be done?
Carl Johnson		carlj at

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