Fetching 2 metadata files... failed (freebsd-update)
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Thu Sep 12 01:10:08 UTC 2019
On Wed, 11 Sep 2019 22:19:27 +0100, tech-lists wrote:
> I upgraded a 12-stable system @r349995 to 12-release-p10 @r352201.
> Before upgrading, I checked to make sure FREEBSD_UPDATE was not present in
> /etc/src.conf. Then downloaded sources, make cleanworld buildworld buildkernel
> installkernel mergemaster -p installworld mergemaster -Ui reboot then make
> check-old delete-old delete-old-libs reboot again
That order sounds a bit off. Have a look at /usr/src/Makefile,
at the comment header, which states:
# 1. `cd /usr/src' (or to the directory containing your source tree).
# 2. `make buildworld'
# 3. `make buildkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE' (default is GENERIC).
# 4. `make installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE' (default is GENERIC).
# [steps 3. & 4. can be combined by using the "kernel" target]
# 5. `reboot' (in single user mode: boot -s from the loader prompt).
# 6. `mergemaster -p'
# 7. `make installworld'
# 8. `mergemaster' (you may wish to use -i, along with -U or -F).
# 9. `make delete-old'
# 10. `reboot'
# 11. `make delete-old-libs' (in case no 3rd party program uses them anymore)
The world is to be installed in single-user mode.
> Found that freebsd-update still not installed, so cd into
> /usr/src/usr.sbin/freebsd-update && make && make install
> freebsd-update was found but couldn't find any servers so copied
> /var/db/etcupdate/current/etc/freebsd-update.conf into /etc
Do you also have /etc/freebsd-update.conf present?
> Now it finds the server to update from but it fails to get the metadata like
> # freebsd-update fetch
> Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 3 mirrors found.
> Fetching metadata signature for 12.0-RELEASE from update1.freebsd.org... done.
> Fetching metadata index... done.
> Fetching 2 metadata files... failed.
Looks like the correct server.
> files and perms in /var/db/freebsd-update look like this:
> drwxr-xr-x 18 root wheel 512B Sep 11 21:52 ..
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 225B Aug 20 18:36
On my system, that entry is a symlink:
f465c3739385890c221dff1a05e578c6cae0d0430e46996d319db7439f884336-rollback -> install.oDEqit
Not sure if it's an automatically generated one. It does
point to a directory with drwx------ permissions, there are
several ones named install.<xxxxx>.
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 130B Sep 11 21:52 filelist
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512B Sep 11 21:52 files
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 0B Sep 11 21:52 patchlist
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 800B Aug 20 18:36 pub.ssl
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 75B Sep 11 21:52 serverlist
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 75B Sep 11 21:52 serverlist_full
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 25B Sep 11 21:52 serverlist_tried
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 150B Sep 11 21:52 tINDEX.new
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 0B Sep 11 21:52 tINDEX.present
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 113B Sep 11 21:52 tag.new
> What am I doing wrong? There's plenty of space on the system.
It's not a matter of free disk space. Something has gone wrong
with your OS installation. I assume you didn't follow the correct
order of steps, and somehow (I cannot imagine why), freebsd-update
didn't get installed properly.
You can verify correct structure and permissions with the mtree
file at /etc/mtree/BSD.var.dist - freebsd-update has an entry
there, which suggests that after a clean install, that directory
(/var/db/freebsd-update) is empty, and will be populated by the
freebsd-update program itself.
You could try this:
# cd /var/db
# mv freebsd-update freebsd-update.old
# mkdir freebsd-update
# chmod -R 0700 freebsd-update
That should initialize the directory entry as if it was a clean
installation. Also check that you have the configuration file in
/etc as mentioned above.
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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