Potential Doc Mistake

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Fri Apr 11 13:40:38 UTC 2014

Brad Fleming <bdflemin at gmail.com> writes:

> On Apr 10, 2014, at 12:08 PM, Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org> wrote:
>> Brad Fleming <bdflemin at gmail.com> writes:
>>> I think this document might have  syntax error:
>>> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/updating-upgrading-freebsdupdate.html
>>> Under " Performing the Upgrade” the first command listed is:
>>> "freebsd-update -r 9.1-RELEASE upgrade”
>>> but I believe the proper command should be:
>>> "freebsd-update upgrade -r 9.1-RELEASE”
>>> (the “upgrade” is in the wrong place)
>>> I could certainly be wrong but the second command is what’s referenced
>>> in other documents and was required for me to move from 9.2 to 10.0.
>> The manual page actually lists options before the subcommand. A quick
>> look at the source makes me think that either order is fine.

> The command as listed fails on my 9.2-RELEASE VM. But perhaps that’s
> different in other versions. In either case I’m not a Free BSD master
> and could certainly be wrong.

Unfortunately, I didn't have time to really look at this closely, so
it's probably me that's wrong. I'll leave a note to myself to dive in if
I get a chance, but it would be better if someone else gave it a look.

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