Multiple "/usr/sbin/freebsd-update cron" processes

Victor Sudakov vas at
Sat May 31 12:25:37 UTC 2014

Colin Percival wrote:
> On 04/29/14 20:34, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> > I wonder why the "/usr/sbin/freebsd-update cron" process sometimes
> > runs in several copies (possibly corrupting the database).
> > 
> > It's started from cron at 6am every day, why should it multiply like
> > that?
> The only thing I can think of is if some of those are running inside jails.

There are no jails on that host.

Is it at least safe to 
'rm -rf /var/db/freebsd-update/ && mkdir /var/db/freebsd-update/' 
and fetch from scratch?

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at

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