1. quamenzullo

    Error messages at the end of minor upgrade (from 12.1 to 12.2)

    Hello, After having rebooted I ran the final freebsd-update install step and got this: # freebsd-update install Installing updates...ln: ///var/db/etcupdate/current/etc/os-release: No such file or directory install: ///var/db/etcupdate/current/etc/rc.d/linux: No such file or directory install...
  2. M

    Upgrade to 12.2, ZFS bootcode, and EFI text console issues

    After upgrading from FreeBSD 12.1 to 12.2-RELEASE, my machine boots and runs fine, but it no longer displays a full native resolution text console on a 17" monitor. I get the giant default 80x25 display instead. Running "vidcontrol -i mode" returns no information at all. This is a 2015 vintage...
  3. joel.bodenmann

    Solved 11.2 to 12.2 pkg-static failing

    I've just upgraded a very outdated 11.2 system to 12.2. The update itself went without any issues. However, I'm unable to update pkg: root@host:~ # pkg-static install -f pkg pkg-static: Warning: Major OS version upgrade detected. Running "pkg-static install -f pkg" recommended Updating FreeBSD...
  4. B

    No perl

    Today, on FreeBSd-12.1p10, I ran a script that has been working on FreeBSD for years and got this result: env: perl: No such file or directory. Which is, to put it mildly, bizarre. So I checked for perl: which perl | echo $? ==> 1. So, no perl installed. So I checked that: pkg info -x...
  5. chrbr

    Re-use downloads for freebsd-update

    Dear community, usually an upgrade of FreeBSD using freebsd-update is nothing to worry about. Just run fetch and install as documented and take care about the packages. And that's it. But there might be an option to speep up and save bandwidth if more than one system is to be updated. As far as...
  6. decuser

    Solved Update, Upgrade incantations in 2020

    Every day or so, I ssh into my freebsd server and do the following: sudo freebsd-update fetch sudo freebsd-update install sudo pkg update sudo pkg upgrade sudo pkg audit -F Is this all that I need to do to stay up to date (I'm on 12.1-RELEASE-p7 ATM)? and what do I do about identified...
  7. noodlefling

    Solved added groups and user upgrading from 11.3 to 11.4

    In doing a freebsd-update from 11.3-RELEASE to 11.4-RELEASE, two groups and a user were added. Any idea what the groups "nofiles" and "tests" are for? Also added was a user called "tests": tests:*:977:977:Unprivileged user for tests:/nonexistent:/usr/sbin/nologin Seems safe enough, but who's...
  8. E

    Upgrading resulting kernel panic

    hi, I've been having this issue for a while on my ver 12 release. Whenever I tried to upgrade the system, it results a kernel panic on the system and rebooted automatically. I was able to observe the failure point and it seems that system always reboot during upgrade of python27, i can still...
  9. tony33

    mysql broken after upgrading freebsd

    So, I upgraded freebsd from 11.1 to 12.1 after this I updated ports and upgraded softwares like mysql, php etc. So, most software work even though there's warnings because configs are using outdated stuff. However, most software still runs and works. Mysql is the only thing that's broken. It...
  10. emilengler

    Run "pkg update" and "pkg upgrade" with cronjob

    Hi, is it possible to run these two commands with a cronjob? If so do I need additonal parameters like I would need on a dpkg system? (apt -y upgrade)
  11. R

    Upgrading 11.1 - 12.0 loss of lib.so.1

    Upgraded from 11.1 - 12.0 and then it couldn't login has error. Shared object "libdl.so.1" not found, required by "bash" Thankfully I just restored the VM snapshot but how can I avoid this problem ?
  12. H

    Pkg upgrade seems to fail when using a bandwidth limited internet connection.

    I am new to the forums, but not to FreeBSD - please be kind. :beer: I am using a Verizon Hotspot via iPhone/iPad as my internet connection. It is connected via USB. Everything works marvelously when my Hotspot is serving full bandwidth, but Verizon throttles the Hotspot bandwidth down to...
  13. TELunus

    Can't find kernel after upgrade from 11.0 to 12.0

    I'm trying to upgrade an old computer of mine from FreeBSD 11.0 to 12.0-RELEASE. I ran freebsd-update -r 12.0-RELEASE upgrade then, after that succeeded, ranfreebsd-update install and tried to reboot. It started shutting down, but before restarting it got stuck in a state with text on the...
  14. goshanecr

    Right way to migrate 11.1 r326098 to 11.2 r348355 with zroot on geli

    Good day! I have a box with FreeBSD 11.1-STABLE r326098 amd64. It have a ZFS root on GELI encrypted providers: zpool status pool: bootpool state: ONLINE scan: none requested config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM bootpool ONLINE 0 0 0...
  15. R

    Error: cannot read index file "/usr/ports/INDEX-11"

    Folks, I upgraded my box from FreeBSD 11.2 to 12.0. But upon rebooting, and typing freebsd-version I get 12.0-RELEASE-p1 but when I type uname -mrs it says, [/CMD]FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-p7 amd64[/CMD]. When I try to psearch I get this error. Error: cannot read index file "/usr/ports/INDEX-11"...
  16. dougs

    zabbix34-server fails to install after 12.0-RELEASE upgrade

    After performing the following: # freebsd-update -r 12.0-RELEASE upgrade # freebsd-update install # reboot # freebsd-update install # portmaster -af I ran into an issue with reinstalling zabbix34-server due to the openssl situation. <...snip...> checking for DTLSv1_method in -lssl... yes...
  17. N

    Upgrading PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.2

    This evening I tested the upgrade process from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.2 since the former is reaching the end of its supported life at the end of this year (2018). The process went fairly smoothly on both my test and production servers and I jotted a few notes on the experience in a Twitter thread...
  18. S

    Deterministic Software Install/Maintenance Method

    All, Over the past few years have spent a significant amount of time (seemingly endless) on port/package maintenance tasks. It seems that we should be able to: 100%: Use pkg for any/all installs and maintenance tasks (if no custom config options are required) -or- 100%: Use ports for any/all...
  19. D

    Solved Cannot upgrade to FreeBSD 11.X – cannot find the pool (zfs) / ada0 not listed

    Hello everyone! Last week I tried to upgrade from source from 10.3-STABLE to 11.2-STABLE on my laptop but the new kernel (GENERIC) failed to boot. I thought that it might be safer to upgrade from binary, so I built and installed 10.3-RELEASE in order to get freebsd-update working and then I...
  20. A

    Solved FreeBSD 11.1 upgrade to 11.2

    Hi all, I want to upgrade my freebsd server into 11.2 version, I've an error. Commands and results : # freebsd-update fetch src component not installed, skipped Looking up update6.FreeBSD.org mirrors... none found. Fetching metadata signature for 11.1-RELEASE from update6.FreeBSD.org...