freebsd-update

hruodr

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Just trying to upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4.

It inspected twice the system and took a lot of time each time.

After inspecting the system hang for more than 15 minutes, now it is "Preparing to download files..."
since some minutes.

Some time ago I tried to upgrade from 12.0 to 12.1 and I gave up, it took hours and it never ended.

I have 4 GB memory and two 1.6 Ghz cores.

Do not you think that there is something wrong with this program?

Code:
root%  freebsd-update -r 11.4-RELEASE upgrade
Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 3 mirrors found.
Fetching metadata signature for 11.3-RELEASE from update4.freebsd.org... done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Fetching 2 metadata patches.. done.
Applying metadata patches... done.
Fetching 1 metadata files... done.
Inspecting system... done.

The following components of FreeBSD seem to be installed:
kernel/generic src/src world/base world/doc world/lib32

The following components of FreeBSD do not seem to be installed:
kernel/generic-dbg world/base-dbg world/lib32-dbg

Does this look reasonable (y/n)? y

Fetching metadata signature for 11.4-RELEASE from update4.freebsd.org... done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Fetching 1 metadata patches. done.
Applying metadata patches... done.
Fetching 1 metadata files... done.
Inspecting system... done.
Fetching files from 11.3-RELEASE for merging... done.
Preparing to download files...
 
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hruodr

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The last command went to the end. It started vi to merge printcap. I wrote and quit
what appeared, because I didnt know what was asking. It asked if some new files are
reasonable and I answered yes, but not the last: the printcap. Then stoped
asking and got the shell prompt. I did

freebsd-update install

and got

No updates are available to install.
Run '/usr/sbin/freebsd-update fetch' first.
That this mean that the hours I waste was for nothing because I answered "no"?

This freebsd-update seems to be: RUBBISH.
 

Minbari

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First be sure that you system (FreeBSD 11.3) is upgraded to the latest patch. I think on FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE is p11. After that try to upgrade to FreeBSD 11.4
 

gnath

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Code:
No updates are available to install.
Run '/usr/sbin/freebsd-update fetch' first.
FreeBSD have no problem in upgrading to higher release. Sometime we make our system unusable. As said you need to fetch latest updates and then upgrade, I had no problem in doing upgrade to 11.4-RELEASE (or 12.1) on a very old notebook.
 
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hruodr

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Minbari,I will try that, but I do not think that it will solve the problem. BTW:

Code:
% freebsd-update fetch
% freebsd-update install
Installing updates...install: ///usr/lib/debug/usr/sbin/local-unbound-anchor.debug: No such file or directory
install: ///usr/lib/debug/usr/sbin/local-unbound-checkconf.debug: No such file or directory
install: ///usr/lib/debug/usr/sbin/local-unbound-control.debug: No such file or directory
install: ///usr/lib/debug/usr/sbin/local-unbound.debug: No such file or directory
done.
 

richardtoohey2

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Shrug. It's always worked for me. I think it's rather rude to call other people's work rubbish. Certainly without releasing your perfect replacement that we can all use.

That unbound issue has been reported - not sure what the "best" solution is. I'm just ignoring for now. It's been reported somewhere else on the forums.
 

gnath

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Get rid of debug part of your system if you are not using (it seems you don't know).
 
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hruodr

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gnath, I have no debug part in system.

richardtoohey2, the alternative? To install 11.4 and configure it instead of upgrading to
11.4. That takes much less time.
 
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