Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:52:51 -0400
From:      William Dudley <>
To:        Jim Ohlstein <>,  freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   Re: sudo,pkg,Mailman all broken after upgrade from 10.3 to 11.2
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>
References:  <> <> <> <>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
Yes, it does.

I read this:

which doesn't tell the whole story, or else it should say
"make sure you read the page in the handbook".

I think it should.

Bill Dudley

This email is free of malware because I run Linux.

On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 5:29 PM, <> wrote:

> On 2018-09-13 11:33, 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.
> This is in the handbook at
> ndbook/updating-upgrading-freebsdupdate.html in "Upgrading
> Packages After a Major Version Upgrade".

Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <>