1. 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 I'm not system administrator so maybe my knowledge is a bit outdated.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...
  2. 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 mirrors... 4 mirrors found. Fetching public key from failed...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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 and/or #...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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: Are there still other known vulnerabilities currently? I'm considering installing FreeBSD...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. D

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

    The files in /etc/mail, and 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...
  13. 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 mirrors... 4 mirrors found. Fetching metadata signature for 10.2-RELEASE from done. Fetching metadata...
  14. 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 10.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE #0 r297672: Thu Apr 7 18:32:59 CEST 2016...
  15. daudo

    why is upgrading so much slower than updating

    I am still quite new to FreeBSD, and so I stumble from question to question :) Today I upgraded some of our servers from 10.2 to 10.3 and this really drove me nuts. The "ordinary" patch level updates using ... % freebsd-update fetch update ... so far have been quite simple and fast. But...
  16. W

    Solved Problem runing freebsd-update inside jails

    Hey people, I was looking for some info about whats the best way to keep jails updated and found many posts saying to never run freebsd-update inside of the jails. Someone could explain why not? Actually I am doing a make world, but this take so many time. My jails have the empty folders...
  17. M

    Solved Unable to buildkernel and other odd behavior

    When I was upgrading from 10.1-RELEASE to 10.2-RELEASE through a normal binary update with freebsd-update -r 10.2-RELEASE, I got a few errors about no files existing: /usr/sbin/freebsd-update: cannot open files/.gz: No such file or directory I followed this solution, by updating the src, the...
  18. H

    Solved Problem updating to 10.2-RELEASE-p8

    Hello everyone, I have a problem updating a system from 10.2-RELEASE-p7 to 10.2-RELEASE-p8 and hope someone would be so nice to help me out. freebsd-update fetch Looking up mirrors... 4 mirrors found. Fetching metadata signature for 10.2-RELEASE from
  19. G

    Solved Invalid signature using freebsd-update

    First of all, I checked this thread. Since the thread was old and it doesn't solve my problem, I decided to make a new thread. (I'm not sure if that is accepted behavior or not, being new to the forum.)
  20. J

    Best way to automatically keep system, packages, and daemons up to date

    Hi, I'd like to know if you have a good way of keeping a system completely up to date in a completely automated way. If my understanding is correct, I can add 42 8 * * * freebsd-update cron in root's crontab to have the base system (I guess that means the kernel and the programs in /bin)...