Problems upgrading to 11.2

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Mon Dec 10 21:26:56 UTC 2018

I recently upgraded a system from 10.4-RELEASE to 11.2-RELEASE using 
freebsd-update. When I rebooted, the system did not come back up. I had to 
go down to the hosting company and get on the console to see what was wrong.

The system had a bunch of corrupted files. After running fsck twice, it 
came back up and is running fine. (I'm rebuilding all ports right now.)

This is the second machine that's cratered doing the update. The first one 
corrupted /etc/rc.conf, but all the other files were fine. (Why it chose 
that one file is a mystery.)

Has anyone else run into file corruption when running this upgrade? (I'm 
running ufs if that makes a difference.)

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