Upgrade from 10.1-RC3 to 10.1-RELEASE using freebsd-update

George Mitchell george+freebsd at m5p.com
Sun Nov 16 13:13:10 UTC 2014

On 11/16/14 03:42, Ian Smith wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:41:03 -0800, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> [..]
>   > You're using the wrong command to freebsd-update.
>   > # freebsd-update upgrade -r 10.1-RELEASE
>   >
>   > "fetch" is appropriate to updating for patches to the release you are
>   > currently running.
>   >
>   > Since you installed from a USB distribution, there is no rollback. The
>   > rollback data is created by freebsd-update.
>   >
>   > Also, I suspect you entered the data above from memory as freebsd-upgrade
>   > is not a command in base freebsd.
> Personally I find usage of the terms 'update' and 'upgrade' bound to
> lead to problems; they are not far enough from synonymous in common
> English usage.  C.O.D. has it thus: update v.t. Bring up to date.
> upgrade v.t. Raise in rank etc.
> [...]

I'll see your confusion and raise you a question about why "pkg update"
is even a separate option, since "pkg upgrade" will do it for you by
default.  Personally I have trained myself that "pkg update" isn't what
I want and that I should always type "pkg upgrade".           -- George

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