FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE

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I don't laugh a lot but that made me.
 
I was one of those sorry fools who upgraded to 11.0 from 10.3 the moment it became available only to see the release get pulled for security fixes. I'd say wait a week or two for any update.
 
Yes. As always - unless you enjoy / have time to be the guinea pig, let somebody else try it first.

I'm your huckleberry. ;)

The login error I encountered disappeared in the Official release of FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE and I'm building on 2 of my boxen ATM.
 
I waited till yesterday before upgrading. No problems so far, looks great. I can't wait to upgrade my laptop too and try the new bnxt driver which should support my network card.
I had encountered minor problems with shutdown (system freezing from time to time at poweroff after having unloaded nvidia-card driver) soon after I had upgraded the system from 10.3 to 11.0 release; I'm sure the fault was mine, but still I hadn't been able to fix it by myself (neither had put much effort into working it out, I have to admit that). Fortunately the problem was solved autonomously just by upgrading to 11.1 release, glad too see that.
 
No problems, though I haven't upgraded any critical machines yet. Non critical machines all upgraded from source without issue. (Meaning desktop tower running the usual web browser, libreoffice, that sort of thing.)
 
I have the latest Firefox installed on my machine (11.1) and everything works OK. Those programs are installed as packages or from ports? Did you try to rebuild them from ports or reinstall with pkg?!
 
I updated FreeBSD 11.0 to 11.1 and www/firefox, mail/thunderbird don't start (segmentation fault). www/qupzilla, audio/clementine-player, www/chrome crash after a while...
rollback and it's sadly ok :(

Any advice?
Not a solution, per se, but 'wget -d -nd http://pkg.freebsd.org/FreeBSD:10:i386/latest/All/firefox-54.0.1_1,1.txz ' followed by
pkg add -f firefox...txz may get your browser back at least. IF that package exists and you've the compat ports installed. NOTE this is only
a last resort type action usually and also only one example is given here, and could fail in more ways than one.
 
I think that -f flag brake your system. Run simple pkg update && pkg upgrade after you upgrade from 11 to 11.1.
_ pkg upgrade will upgrade all installed packages for which an update (newer version) is available;
_ pkg upgrade -f will upgrade all installed packages for which an update (newer version) is available and reinstall all installed packages that do not have an update (newer version) available. Sometimes this can cause a malfunction.
 
My upgrade routine goes like this on a packages-only machine:
freebsd-update upgrade -r 11.1 <patches are downloaded and applied and kernel updated>then reboot
freebsd-update install <world is upgraded> then critical step before reboot. Rebuild all ports and/or packages
pkg upgrade -f pkg<Force upgrade of pkg(7) itself.> then
pkg upgrade -f<Force upgrade of all installed packages. >then reboot
freebsd-update install <This step deletes old libraries>reboot
 
My upgrade routine goes like this on a packages-only machine:
freebsd-update upgrade -r 11.1 <patches are downloaded and applied and kernel updated>then reboot
freebsd-update install <world is upgraded> then critical step before reboot. Rebuild all ports and/or packages
pkg upgrade -f pkg<Force upgrade of pkg(7) itself.> then
pkg upgrade -f<Force upgrade of all installed packages. >then reboot
freebsd-update install <This step deletes old libraries>reboot

If upgrading from 11.0 to 11.1, the pkg upgrade is not needed because the pkg repository is the same. It is no sense to reinstall the same pkg.
 
I decided since I had already started building 2 of my 3 laptops from scratch I might as well do them all at once. No problems so far and doesn't look like there will be.
 
the pkg upgrade is not needed because the pkg repository is the same
You assuming that pkg update has been run on FreeBSD11.0. FreeBSD 11.0 does not use the same packages as FreeBSD11.1. "Quarterly" repository from Sept 2016 would not be the same as "Quarterly" repository from FreeBSD 11.1 Not everyone keeps their systems packages up to date.
My example fits many upgrade paths.
Last thing I want is to break someones system.
 
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