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update - confused?

Post by mechanic » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:04 pm

New installation in virtualBox of ghostBSD 10.1 RELEASE. According to the G-BSD FAQ and the FreeBSD handbook I run '# freebsd-update fetch', and I get a list of over 1000 items to be re-installed or updated. This seems a lot for a new install! Then I run 'freebsd-update install' and immediately see a list of missing files and then the command terminates. So this is not a good thing.
What is the current preferred update method? This is between releases, and looking for e.g. security patches.
Thanks for any help.

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Re: update - confused?

Post by ericbsd » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:42 pm

I will like to know if it is i386 or amd64.

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Re: update - confused?

Post by mechanic » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:39 am

ericbsd wrote:I will like to know if it is i386 or amd64.
Thanks for the response, it's a 64bit system.

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Re: update - confused?

Post by ericbsd » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:46 pm

If you have seen lines similar to:

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install: ///usr/src/ No such file or directory
you it is because the source code of FreeBSD is not install and you should be up to date. Anything under /usr/src is not install.

You need to look at if you your ate the latest version.

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freebsd-version
10.1-RELEASE-p25
If you are at p25 you are up to date.

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Re: update - confused?

Post by mechanic » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:15 am

So why doesn't freebsd-update tell me this?

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