freebsd-update question

Paul Smith paul.j.smith0 at
Tue Mar 24 18:23:11 UTC 2015

>> It would appear there is nothing in /usr/src.  These errors would be
>> expected since that doesn't exist.  You should remove the 'src'
>> keyword current in the default 'Components src world kernel' line in
>> /etc/freebsd-update.conf.  That would keep freebsd-update(8) from
>> trying to maintain source and prevent the errors from happening again.
>> Jason
> Hmmmmm .... OK, give it a go:
> [root at kabini1, /etc, 10:33:16pm] 351 % freebsd-update fetch
> Looking up mirrors... 5 mirrors found.
> Fetching metadata signature for 9.3-RELEASE from
> done.
> Fetching metadata index... done.
> Inspecting system... done.
> Preparing to download files... done.
> No updates needed to update system to 9.3-RELEASE-p12.
>  whew !!!! that took (23.643 cpu + 8.602 sys) sec., 0:32.67 elapsed time
> tot, 98.6% CPU efficiency
>         (22 text, 524 data, 6644 max) KB, (0+43) io, 0 pfs + 0 swaps
> [root at kabini1, /etc, 10:34:02pm] 352 % freebsd-update install
> No updates are available to install.

When you ran freebsd-update fetch you received the response "No
updates needed to update system to 9.3-RELEASE-p12."  So you are at
9.3-RELEASE-p12.  As Jason stated, you probably do not have /usr/src
on that system which caused the "No such file or directory" errors you
received but the binary updates must have been installed.

Paul Smith

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