7.0, ZFS and freebsd-update

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jan 20 06:57:53 PST 2008

Royce Williams wrote:
> s3raphi wrote, on 1/18/2008 12:19 PM:
>> I am trying to run freebsd-update on 7.0-RC1 on a system with a ZFS 
>> root and
>> am also having problems with flags:
>> [root at newsrv ~]# freebsd-update install
>> Installing updates...chflags: ///lib/libc.so.7: Operation not supported
>> Is there a workaround for this? 
> Since all of my filesystems on my 7.0 system are ZFS, I've been making a 
> copy of freebsd-update with the "chflag" calls commented out.  Since ZFS 
> doesn't support flags yet, this is harmless.
> If any of your primary filesystems are not ZFS, this is not a good 
> solution.
> If you go this route, you'll have to watch for changes to freebsd-update 
> and reapply them.
> I expect that once ZFS is no longer considered experimental, 
> freebsd-update will have a way to handle this.
> Royce

Probably chflags failure should not be treated as a fatal error.  NFS / 
would have the same failure mode.


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