binary upgrade of a remote box

Victor Sudakov vas at mpeks.tomsk.su
Tue Jun 24 08:02:24 UTC 2014


Is binary upgrade from 8.2 to 8.4 not supported any more?

Why do I keep getting "Fetching metadata signature for 8.4 from
update6.freebsd.org... failed." ?

Script started on Tue Jun 24 14:56:32 2014

[root at km ~] 
[root at km ~] freebsd-update -r 8.4 upgrade
Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 5 mirrors found.
Fetching metadata signature for 8.2-RELEASE from update6.freebsd.org... done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Inspecting system... done.

WARNING: This system is running a "fw" kernel, which is not a
kernel configuration distributed as part of FreeBSD 8.2-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 world/base world/manpages

The following components of FreeBSD do not seem to be installed:
world/catpages world/dict world/doc world/games world/info
world/proflibs

Does this look reasonable (y/n)? y

Fetching metadata signature for 8.4 from update6.freebsd.org... failed.
Fetching metadata signature for 8.4 from update5.freebsd.org... failed.
Fetching metadata signature for 8.4 from update2.freebsd.org... failed.
Fetching metadata signature for 8.4 from update4.freebsd.org... failed.
Fetching metadata signature for 8.4 from update3.freebsd.org... failed.
No mirrors remaining, giving up.
[root at km ~] ping update2.freebsd.org
PING update2.freebsd.org (149.20.53.26): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 149.20.53.26: icmp_seq=0 ttl=51 time=253.224 ms
64 bytes from 149.20.53.26: icmp_seq=1 ttl=51 time=253.075 ms
64 bytes from 149.20.53.26: icmp_seq=2 ttl=51 time=252.971 ms
64 bytes from 149.20.53.26: icmp_seq=3 ttl=51 time=253.531 ms
^C
--- update2.freebsd.org ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 252.971/253.200/253.531/0.211 ms
[root at km ~] 
[root at km ~] ^Dexit

Script done on Tue Jun 24 14:57:17 2014

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Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at sibptus.tomsk.ru


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