freebsd-update problems

Carl Johnson carlj at
Fri Feb 1 22:49:05 UTC 2013

Kevin Kinsey <kdk at> writes:

> 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.

Thanks, I just saw that a few minutes ago.  I wasn't happy about it so I
went out for a long walk, but I should have done it before posting.
I'll try that right after this.

Carl Johnson		carlj at

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