need advice re: cowardly freebsd-update

Gene fbsd at
Sun Jun 1 21:32:00 UTC 2014

I'm running ver 8.1, amd64. In attempting to update to 10.0, I originally 
used "freebsd-update -r 10.0-RELEASE fetch" before I was advised I need to 
make a stop by 9.x first. Now when attempting to upgrade to 9.1, freebsd-
update bombs out as below. I'm not sure where to look for the solution to 
this one.

Anyone have an idea where to start?

Thanks for your time.


output follows:

brightstar# freebsd-update -r 9.1-RELEASE upgrade
Looking up mirrors... 5 mirrors found.
Fetching metadata signature for 8.1-RELEASE from done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Inspecting system... done.

WARNING: This system is running a "brightstar" kernel, which is not a
kernel configuration distributed as part of FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE.
This kernel will not be updated: you MUST update the kernel manually
before running "/usr/sbin/freebsd-update install".

The following components of FreeBSD seem to be installed:
kernel/generic src/base src/bin src/cddl src/contrib src/crypto src/etc
src/games src/gnu src/include src/krb5 src/lib src/libexec src/release
src/rescue src/sbin src/secure src/share src/sys src/tools src/ubin
src/usbin world/base world/catpages world/dict world/doc world/games
world/info world/lib32 world/manpages world/proflibs

The following components of FreeBSD do not seem to be installed:

Does this look reasonable (y/n)? y

Fetching metadata signature for 9.1-RELEASE from done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Fetching 1 metadata patches. done.
Applying metadata patches... done.
Fetching 1 metadata files... done.

The update metadata is correctly signed, but
failed an integrity check.
Cowardly refusing to proceed any further.

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