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Date:      Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:56:14 -0700
From:      Doug Hardie <bc979@lafn.org>
To:        Drew Tomlinson <drew@mykitchentable.net>
Cc:        "questions@freebsd.org" <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: How To Update From 9.1?
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> On 11 April 2018, at 07:34, Drew Tomlinson <drew@mykitchentable.net> =
wrote:
>=20
>=20
> On 4/10/2018 10:18 PM, Doug Hardie wrote:
>>> On 10 April 2018, at 18:24, Drew Tomlinson <drew@mykitchentable.net> =
wrote:
>>>=20
>>> I've got an old system I'm trying to get current.
>>>=20
>>> # uname -a
>>> FreeBSD vm.mykitchentable.net 9.1-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p1 =
#0: Tue May  9 09:19:33 PDT 2017     =
drew@vm.mykitchentable.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
>>>=20
>>> So I consult the handbook and various list posts and find that I =
should be able to use freebsd-update.  Specifically I've done:
>>>=20
>>> I've tried deleting /var/db/freebsd-update and doing the 'fetch =
install' over.  I've tried deleting /usr/src and downloading a new copy =
of 9.3 source code.
>>>=20
>>> Overall, I really don't know what I need to do as I've never done a =
binary update before.  I don't even know if 'src/src' looks reasonable =
but I thought I'd give it a try.  Can anyone point me in the right =
direction?  I'd appreciate the nudge.
>> This is a common issue for 9 and earlier systems.  I understand it =
may also affect some 10s.  Basically there are some patches available in =
various postings to bug reports.  If you find both of them, it should =
work, but you have to manually update as line numbers are not =
consistent.  The easier approach is probably to get a copy of =
freebsd-update from a newer system.  It's a script so that works fine.  =
I have used the script from 11.0 to upgrade some 9.x systems.
>>=20
>> -- Doug
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> Thank you for your reply.  I grabbed a copy of freebsd-update from an =
11.1 system that I have and copied it to /usr/sbin/freebsd-update.  =
However, no joy.  After deleting the contents of /var/db/freebsd-update, =
I did the following:
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> ---BEGIN---
> # freebsd-update fetch install
> src component not installed, skipped
> Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 3 mirrors found.
> Fetching public key from update6.freebsd.org... done.
> Fetching metadata signature for 9.1-RELEASE from =
update6.freebsd.org... done.
> Fetching metadata index... done.
> Fetching 2 metadata files... done.
> Inspecting system... done.
> Preparing to download files... done.
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> No updates needed to update system to 9.1-RELEASE-p24.
>=20
> WARNING: FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p1 HAS PASSED ITS END-OF-LIFE DATE.
> Any security issues discovered after Wed Dec 31 16:00:00 PST 2014
> will not have been corrected.
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>  # freebsd-update -r 9.3-RELEASE upgrade
> src component not installed, skipped
> Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 3 mirrors found.
> Fetching metadata signature for 9.1-RELEASE from =
update5.freebsd.org... done.
> Fetching metadata index... done.
> Fetching 1 metadata files... done.
> Inspecting system... done.
>=20
> The following components of FreeBSD seem to be installed:
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> The following components of FreeBSD do not seem to be installed:
>=20
> Does this look reasonable (y/n)? y
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> Fetching metadata signature for 9.3-RELEASE from =
update5.freebsd.org... done.
> Fetching metadata index... done.
> Fetching 1 metadata patches. done.
> Applying metadata patches... done.
> Fetching 1 metadata files... done.
> Inspecting system... done.
> Preparing to download files... done.
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> No updates needed to update system to 9.3-RELEASE-p53.
> touch: =
f465c3739385890c221dff1a05e578c6cae0d0430e46996d319db7439f884336-install/k=
ernelfirst: No such file or directory
> To install the downloaded upgrades, run "/usr/sbin/freebsd-update =
install".
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> ---END---
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> I got similar results when attempting to go to 10.4-RELEASE as well.  =
Any other ideas?  Or is my best bet at this point to just build the =
GENERIC kernel from source?  If so, can I go straight to 11.1 and =
recompile all my ports?  Or should I take some intermediate steps?
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>=20
> Thanks for your help,
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> Drew


I never tried to stay in 9.  I went direct to 11.  Going to 11.1 seems =
to me to be the best approach at this point. =20

-- Doug




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