Latest 9.2-RELEASE-p5 update keeps wanting to install /boot/kernel/linker.hints
vas at mpeks.tomsk.su
Fri May 2 06:06:07 UTC 2014
andrew clarke wrote:
> On Thu 2014-05-01 11:28:16 UTC-0400, Paul Mather (freebsd-lists at gromit.dlib.vt.edu) wrote:
> > 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
> > available:
> > =====
> > [[...]]
> > The following files will be updated as part of updating to 9.2-RELEASE-p5:
> > /boot/kernel/linker.hints
> > =====
> A quick googling shows this is quite an old bug!
> Short answer: It's annoying but you can safely ignore it.
> Long answer: linker.hints is actually generated locally when
> freebsd-update runs "kldxref -R /boot/". The problem is then sometimes
> the local checksum doesn't match the freebsd-update server's remote
> checksum of linker.hints, because kldxref in 9.2-REL does not take
> into account that the order of a directory can be different between
> A patch was submitted to 9-stable & 10-stable in Dec 2013:
This problem is also relevant for 8.4-RELEASE-p9.
Ignoring it is not convenient because while the problem is there,
freebsd-update generates an E-mail every time it is run. While it
should remain silent if there are no updates.
Victor Sudakov, VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at sibptus.tomsk.ru
More information about the freebsd-questions