freebsd-update error ln: ///rescue/[: No such file or directory

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Jun 15 16:48:48 UTC 2015

Paul Macdonald <paul at> writes:

> I just saw a large list of errors for freebsd-update of the form
> Installing updates...
> ln: ///rescue/[: No such file or directory
> ln: ///rescue/[: No such file or directory
> ....
> is this something to panic about?

Panic, no. But it is a problem; your /rescue tree is basically unpopulated.

You didn't hand-delete "/rescue/[", did you?

I'm not sure what the best way to re-install rescue would be, but you
definitely want to do so. You might go years without needing it, but it
saves a lot of time (and panic) when you do.

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