Latest 9.2-RELEASE-p5 update keeps wanting to install /boot/kernel/linker.hints

Paul Mather freebsd-lists at
Thu May 1 15:30:26 UTC 2014

I used freebsd-update to apply the latest security updates to bring 
several FreeBSD/amd64 systems to 9.2-RELEASE-p5.  Unfortunately, the 
subsequent "freebsd-update cron" run reported there were still updates 


The following files will be updated as part of updating to 9.2-RELEASE-p5:

However, no matter how many times I run "freebsd-update fetch install" 
it still says /boot/kernel/linker.hints needs to be updated.

Is anyone else experiencing this?

I even replaced my /boot/kernel with a stock 9.2-RELEASE kernel.txz 
distribution and updated that with freebsd-update but still get the 
same result.

I really would rather not have "freebsd-update cron" bug me every day 
to update a file that it just wants to keep updating again after I've 
updated it. :-)



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