freebsd-update problems

Carl Johnson carlj at
Fri Feb 1 23:56:48 UTC 2013

Carl Johnson <carlj at> writes:

> 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.

Everything looks good now:  'uname -r' now show '8.3-RELEASE-p3'.
Thanks for the response.

Carl Johnson		carlj at

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