freebsd-update and whatis

Dan Busarow dan at
Sun Jul 12 14:11:43 UTC 2015

I have 9 servers running 9.3-RELEASE p19

They are all pretty much identical at the / and /usr level with 
differences in /usr/local

On two of these servers, freebsd-update keeps updating 
/usr/share/man/whatis after periodic weekly updates whatis

The other 7 don't care.

I know I can add /usr/share/man/whatis to IgnorePaths

But.. what I'd really like to know is what may have triggered this 
behavior only on two out of 9 servers?


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: security updates
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 06:00:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Charlie Root <root at>
To: root at

Looking up mirrors... none found.
Fetching metadata signature for 9.3-RELEASE from done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Inspecting system... done.
Preparing to download files... done.

The following files will be updated as part of updating to 9.3-RELEASE-p19:

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