I have a server used for web hosting that is located in another state so I only have access via SSH.
- I DO have root access.
- I am NOT an expert and I only know the basics so please bear with me.
- My system has been running great for a few years and I have upgraded FreeBSD...
FreeBSD is my all time favorite Unix(-like) operating system. It is both a means as well as a goal for me at times, meaning that it's both simply a tool to get things done (like writing this article right now) but it's also often a goal in itself; trying to make things...
After installing FreeBSD [11.2] for the first time, it seems to work properly except for updating:
root@firsttry:~ # freebsd-update fetch
Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors. . . none found.
Fetching public key from update.FreeBSD.org. . . failed.
No mirrors remaining, giving up.
I recently updated from 10.4-RELEASE to 11.2-RELEASE. The upgrade was not clean, as the system ran out of space a couple of times and things got seriously out of whack. There was a rollback that put the system in a weird state. Eventually, I thought I'd gotten it all sorted out. Once it looked...
I'm trying to determine how to see if a given MFC-ed change is present in a freebsd-update patch version, prior to installing it.
This could be, for example, how to checkout the "tagged" source associated with the patch (to diff and/or examine the logs), or how to examine the patch contents...
Is it possible to resume a pending update (after rebooting with new kernel) if freebsd-update install complains about missing files? That is, to re-download those files and continue with the second stage of update.
My machine almost went out of disk space after the first stage: before rebooting...
I wanted to update my system one last time before upgrading to 11.2-RELEASE.
Apparently my machine is looking for files that aren't even available:
admin@server ~ sudo freebsd-update -v debug fetch install
src component not installed, skipped
Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors...
I read a couple of people updated just fine so I updated one of our servers without issue but, when I updated my workstation, it gets as far as bringing up the eight CPUs on my system, then blurts out some hex code too quickly for me to read, and reboots. I am unable to get into single user mode...
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...
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.
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...
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:
cp GENERIC TCPOPEN
mv TCPOPEN /root/kernels/TCPOPEN
ln -s /root/kernels/TCPOPEN
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.
It seems to me that the primary intent for the universal rebuild is to remove all previous version library...
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
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...
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...
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...
I've been reading about
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...
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...