running freebsd-update install on 9.2-RELEASE - error

Thomas Mueller mueller6724 at
Wed Nov 13 03:02:55 UTC 2013

from Michael Sierchio:

> # freebsd-update install
> Installing updates.../usr/bin/install: Undefined symbol "gid_from_group"
> /usr/bin/install: Undefined symbol "gid_from_group"

> This was a fresh install of 9.2, not an upgrade

> I've seen this error discussed in the context of build/makeworld, but not
> here.  This is a bit puzzling.  I do have a custom kernel (these are
> Soekris boxes).

> FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE #0: Wed
Oct 23 16:10:56 UTC 2013
> root at
>  i386
> any suggestions?

How do you use freebsd-update on a fresh install?

As far as I know, freebsd-update is for binary upgrade from an already-installed FreeBSD.

What do you run "freebsd-update install" from if it's a fresh install?


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