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

andrew clarke mail at
Wed May 14 00:41:09 UTC 2014

On Fri 2014-05-02 03:08:47 UTC+1000, andrew clarke (mail at wrote:

> A patch was submitted to 9-stable & 10-stable in Dec 2013:
> I think the only way to fix this properly is for the FreeBSD team to
> backport the kldxref.c patch to 9.2-REL and issue it as 9.2-REL-p6.
> The machines generating the freebsd-update files need the kldxref
> patch for local and remote checksums of linker.hints to match; it's
> not enough to just patch kldxref on your local machine.

Update: A PR was submitted:

And swiftly acted on:

Thanks to Jilles Tjoelker.


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