freebsd-update

  1. F

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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 I'm not system administrator so maybe my knowledge is a bit outdated.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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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. #...
  13. 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...
  14. Mattias Fransson

    freebsd-update on raspberry pi?

    I just got FreeBSD running on a raspberry pi. I tried a few different ISO files before finding one I could successfully boot. The one that worked for me was FreeBSD-11.0-RC3-arm-armv6-RPI2.img. After install I realised there is not only 11.0-RC3 available, but also 11.0-RELEASE. I'm brand new...
  15. geek

    Recent vulnerabilities (libarchive, freebsd-update, etc.)

    Hello. I think the community has been undesirably quiet and secretive about the recent known vulnerabilities, such as these: https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2016-August/001739.html Are there still other known vulnerabilities currently? I'm considering installing FreeBSD...
  16. barrandrea

    Solved Upgrading FreeBSD from 10.2 to 10.3

    I've upgraded FreeBSD from 10.2 to 10.3 release, but after the first reboot required by the system, if I run freebsd-update install the system stuck on Installing updates... If I use ctrl+t I can see the process go from running to nanosleep state nearly after 80% of the process and can't...
  17. N

    End of life warning

    Today I ran freebsd-update to get the latest set up security fixes. The update tool downloaded the new patches and then displayed a warning which read: "FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE is nearing its End-of-Life date. It is strongly recommended that you upgrade to a newer release within the next 2...
  18. D

    freebsd-update won't update .cf files cause they changed

    The files in /etc/mail freebsd.cf, sendmail.cf and submit.cf have changed, probably cause at one time I edited their respectful .mc files but it's been a long time. freebsd-update says these files are affected by updates but won't change them cause they've been modified locally. I can make a...
  19. quamenzullo

    "No updates needed" in spite of the Security Advisory

    Hello! freebsd-update fetch does not find any updates (it gets stuck at p15): # freebsd-update fetch src component not installed, skipped Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 4 mirrors found. Fetching metadata signature for 10.2-RELEASE from update6.freebsd.org... done. Fetching metadata...
  20. formaltux

    Solved The update metadata is correctly signed, but failed an integrity check

    Hi, I upgraded to 10.3 from 9.3 couple of weeks ago using buildworld, buildkernel, installkernel, installword. Now I cannot binary update: root@somehost:~ # uname -a FreeBSD some.host.com 10.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE #0 r297672: Thu Apr 7 18:32:59 CEST 2016...
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