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Date:      Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:37:12 -0400
From:      William Dudley <>
To:        Matt Smith <>, William Dudley <>,  freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   Re: sudo,pkg,Mailman all broken after upgrade from 10.3 to 11.2
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Is there a way to file a bug report against the upgrade instructions to fix

It should say:

run pkg -f upgrade and possibly rebuild all your ports

if pkg fails to run, use:

pkg-static -f install pkg
pkg -f upgrade

Right now, it fails entirely to mention pkg, and it also
doesn't mention that pkg may break and you need to use pkg-static.

Bill Dudley

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On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 11:33 AM, Matt Smith <> wrote:

> On Sep 13 09:29, William Dudley wrote:
>> replying to my own questions.
>> The upgrade directions didn't state that I had to run pkg-static to
>> upgrade
>> pkg,
>> and then do pkg upgrade.  They just said "rebuild ports", of which I have
>> none.
>> So some googling revealed the missing instructions, and I am running pkg
>> upgrade
>> as I write this.
>> Here, so the answers will be found by a search, is the missing
>> documentation:
>> After the final freebsd-update install and reboot, do this:
>> pkg-static -f install pkg
>> pkg upgrade  (or possibly "pkg -f upgrade")
> This is the problem. You run freebsd-update three times. The final time
> deletes the old shared libraries and binaries that were on the old system
> and are no longer on the new system.
> What you should do is run it twice, then run pkg upgrade to reinstall all
> the packages, and then run it the final time.
> The workaround if you do what you did is to use pkg-static instead, so
> it's good that you found this out. But I agree it should be mentioned in
> the upgrade instructions. This happens quite often.
> --
> Matt

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