freebsd-update and /boot/kernel/linker.hints

Stephan Schindel sts at
Mon May 13 13:39:01 UTC 2013

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 11:22:41AM +0200, Wolfgang Riegler wrote:
> Hi,
> since last freebsd-update fetch install I always get this message after freebsd-update fetch:
> The following files will be updated as part of updating to 9.1-RELEASE-p3:
> /boot/kernel/linker.hints
> but freebsd-update install doesn't install anything.
> Is there something wrong with my system or is this a bug in freebsd-update?
> kind regards
> Wolfgang
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My guess is that there is something wrong with freebsd-update. There is
another thread here one the mailing list. And here is another thread at I have started:

I am experiencing the same issue. I am no BSD-expert, but what I found
strange is that if you compile your own GENERIC kernel+modules the
freebsd-update tool tries to update the nfsd.ko module which would
indeed result in a different checksum for nfsd.ko + a different
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