freebsd-update problems

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Fri Feb 1 21:13:07 UTC 2013

On Fri, Feb 01, 2013 at 11:51:41AM -0800, Carl Johnson wrote:
> 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

I'm not looking at the docs ATM, but IIRC you need to run an install
step now.  Check the docs ... they should tell you.


Kevin Kinsey

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