freebsd-update override changed files

Ben Woods woodsb02 at
Thu Aug 18 23:48:44 UTC 2016

On Wednesday, 17 August 2016, Gerhard Schmidt <schmidt at> wrote:

> Hi,
> i have some FreeBSD servers and use freebsd-update to keep them up to date.
> every run freebsd-update claims that some files are locally modified and
> therefore not updated.
> i never touched any of those files. How can i get freebsd-update to
> replace those files with the actual version or where do i get the actual
> versions to compare mine with them.
> Regards
>    Gerhard Schmidt

The freebsd-update(8) man page doesn't list a way to force overwriting
files, but it does mention you can find out what files have changed by
# freebsd-update IDS

It also says the working files are stored in /var/db/freebsd-update by



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