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freebsd-update

  1. M

    Solved FreeBSD Update Stalling

    I'm having an issue with freebsd-update stalling when checking for updates. The stall happens at different stages each time I run it. My server is only used for backup purposes, so it has 0.0% load on it at all times. Any ideas where to start troubleshooting this? When it stalls, the cursor...
  2. Duffyx

    Solved Updating jails with freebsd-update on 11-stable host

    I would like to start using jails but I have a few questions regarding updating them. I'm running 11-stable on the host and would like to run 11.1-release in the jails. I'm wondering if I can use freebsd-update to update the 11.1-release jails even when running 11-stable on the host. I noticed...
  3. HL1234

    Generell question about freebsd-update

    Sorry, if this is a tedious question but I can not find an answer. Assuming that I, or anyone, have upgrade FreeBSD with his own kernel settings (not GENERIC) by compiling it. Also, I or anyone, has been build the Userland with make buildworld with own settings in /etc/src.conf. After all is...
  4. M

    freebsd-update and bind(9.11.1-p3)

    Hello all, I built a custom kernel with TCP_FASTOPEN for Bind and am wondering why freebsd-update fetch is showing kernel updates for Generic. Here are my steps for custom kernel: cd /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf cp GENERIC TCPOPEN mv TCPOPEN /root/kernels/TCPOPEN ln -s /root/kernels/TCPOPEN cd...
  5. S

    Solved freebsd-update misbaviour?

    freebsd-update copied my entire root directory to /boot/kernel.old/. Is it supposed to do that? It didn't until now.
  6. ericx

    How to simplify "Please rebuild all installed 3rd party software"

    I greatly dread the inevitiable "Please rebuild all installed 3rd party software" message from freebsd-update and I'm convinced there are ways to reduce the pain. I seek advice. - 1st: It seems to me that the primary intent for the universal rebuild is to remove all previous version library...
  7. gfx

    Upgrading to 11.1-RELEASE - how to merge /etc/auto_master

    Hi all, during the upgrade from 11.0-RELEASE-p9 to 11.1-RELEASE this message appears: Attempting to automatically merge changes in files... done. The following file could not be merged automatically: /etc/auto_master Press Enter to edit this file in vi and resolve the conflicts manually...
  8. forquare

    Solved Upgrading to 11.1-RELEASE, kernel/userland mismatch?

    Morning all, I upgraded work host to 11.1-RELEASE this morning using the following commands: beadm create 11.1-RELEASE_2017-05-26 beadm mount 11.1-RELEASE_2017-05-26 /mnt freebsd-update upgrade -b /mnt -d /mnt/var/db/freebsd-update -r 11.1-RELEASE freebsd-update install -b /mnt -d...
  9. smj

    Solved Don't mix VirtualBox and bhyve and then not clean up

    tl;dr - Don't add vmm_load="YES" to /boot/loader.conf when trying to play with bhyve on a server using VirtualBox and then forget about it... I'm posting this partly in public celebration of my own stupidity o_O, but mostly because I found a lack of pertinent results when searching the web for...
  10. D

    Solved Problems with freebsd-update on a FreeBSD 11 RELEASE

    I downloaded the FreeBSD 11.0-Release cd image and installed it on VirtualBox for testing. While I can install from both pkgs and ports, I have been unable to update the installation to the latest security updates by using freebsd-update fetch install. The command always end up displaying that...
  11. J

    Best way to check if freebsd-updates are available?

    Hello, I've been reading about freebsd-update cron That looks interesting. I'd be interested in receiving an email each time updates are available. However I guess this would require me to install and configure sendmail, postfix or something like that to send me e-mails over the internet...
  12. J

    How to freebsd-update only the jail's components?

    Hello, I read that freebsd-update uses the /etc/freebsd-update.conf file to determine which components to update. The /etc/freebsd-update.conf file of my host contains the following line: Components src world kernel So I'm guessing that each time I'm trying to update a jail using...
  13. J

    Should jails have the src component?

    Hello, I'm trying to create jails and keep them up to date and secure. I don't know if I should add the src component to my jails. As of now, I only download base.txz, lib32.txz and doc.txz from http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/amd64/11.0-RELEASE/ , extract them in a directory...
  14. uzsolt

    Maintaining multiple VPS servers

    Hello, I've a simple question. I'm not system administrator so maybe my knowledge is a bit outdated. So, I've 4 simple, cheap VPS servers (web, builder, devel (port maintaining) and backup) and it's a little complicated thing to login to every server and run pkg upgrade or freebsd-update fetch...
  15. daBee

    freebsd-update fetch

    Hi folks. Trying /usr/sbin/freebsd-update fetch and I'm getting the following errors: root@ding:~/updates # /usr/sbin/freebsd-update fetch src component not installed, skipped Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 4 mirrors found. Fetching public key from update6.freebsd.org... failed...
  16. J

    What happens in a jail when updating the main host system?

    Hi, despite reading and re-reading the manual, I have an extremely hard time understanding how to keep my FreeBSD host and my FreeBSD jails secure. I am going to try to express my current understanding of FreeBSD as maybe the problem is that I don't understand it. There seems to be on one...
  17. Tomse

    freebsd-update mirror

    Since I have quite a few FreeBSD installations on a totally closed network, I'm looking to create a local mirror to update/upgrade these installations. The handbook has this nice article Build your own FreeBSD update server This may or may not be what I need, but I have questions as this...
  18. F

    Solved pkg upgrade terminated. child process pid=xxx terminated abnormally:killed

    Just a help for those having same problem with the same problem. This problem occurred after I upgrade my VPS to FreeBSD 11.0, only one machine has this problem. I tried everything I can do to fix it but none works. Today I found the source of the problem and got it fixed. Here is the solution...
  19. F

    Upgrade 10.1 > 11.0 using freebsd-update fails

    Hi forum I am trying to upgrade a FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE box to 11-RELEASE using freebsd-update. I am following https://www.freebsd.org/releases/11.0R/installation.html#upgrade-binary and/or https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/updating-upgrading-freebsdupdate.html. #...
  20. P

    Solved Where are the security patches stored ?

    I want to re-build my kernel for 10.1-p35 as the user land now is on -p40. Before I do so I would like to better understand some mechanics of FreeBSD: I am using freeBSD-update cron & install to keep my system up-to-date, and also portsnap fetch update to keep all installed ports updated. I...
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