freebsd-update

freebsd-update fetch install -> Cowardly refusing to proceed any further.

Today I encountered this. [r720-01 dan ~] % sudo freebsd-update fetch install 14:39:01 Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors… 2 mirrors found. Fetching metadata signature for 13.0-RELEASE from update1.freebsd.org… done. Fetching metadata index… done. The update metadata is correctly signed, but failed an integrity check. Cowardly refusing to proceed any further. I confirmed it was just the …

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Updating my FreeBSD 12.2 host to FreeBSD 13.0

I am going to upgrade a FreeBSD 12.2 host to FreeBSD 13.0 with one reboot. Actually, here, because of the zpool update, there is another reboot. This is significantly fewer than the standard upgrade process (yeah, critics claim 1 is not significantly less than 2; sigh). The instructions are taken from vermaden’s blog post on …

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Upgrading to FreeBSD 12.0 from FreeBSD 11.2 using beadm and freebsd-update

Today I will upgrade knew from FreeBSD 11.2 to FreeBSD 12.0. It so happens that this is my last server at home which is still running 11.2, but I do have another server still on 11.2, but that one is at NYI. This post isn’t so much about beadm or about freebsd-update. I have written …

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/etc/rc.subr: 1391: Syntax error: “fi”: unexpected

Yesterday, I upgraded a DigitalOcean droplet from FreeBSD 10.3 to FreeBSD 11.1 just before I headed to work. I’ve done such upgrades several times before. They all went well. This one did not. Several issues cascaded to prevent me from completely this task in a timely manner. Let me describe the events as they unfolded. …

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ezjail with freebsd-update

I wrote this back in July 2013, but never published it. Might as well share it now. Lately, I’ve been moving away from tracking FreeeBSD STABLE and more towards using freebsd-update(8). Today, I’ll be setting up a jail, using ezjail and freebsd-update. ############## NOTE: Please read the comments before you read the article. ############## Installing …

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Upgrading from FreeBSD 9.3 to FreeBSD 10.1 using beadm and freebsd-update

In this post, I will use boot environments to upgrade an existing FreeBSD 9.3 to FreeBSD 10.1, and I will do this from within a chroot. Why? Because I can. You might want to read about my previous attempt and one or two, actually three, things I did to get ready for this. In the …

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Modifying a ZFS root system to a beadm layout

Today I sat down to install some packages on a server I just configured for Ansible and iocage. I failed. My poudriere host runs FreeBSD 9.3 and can build for older version of FreeBSD but not newer versions. Solution: upgrade that host. I will be using beadm to allow me to keep my existing 9.3 …

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Failure with freebsd-update; how not to upgrade your systems

freebsd-update is a great tool. It reduces my workload. It’s hard to use it wrong, but I have managed to do so. So have other people. Yesterday, three of us encountered the same issue. We did it wrong. We didn’t do it wrong yesterday. We did it wrong months ago, and now it’s come back …

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