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Date:      Wed, 7 Jan 2009 13:56:08 +0100
From:      "Zbigniew Szalbot" <>
To:        "User Questions" <>
Subject:   7.0 > 7.1 update problem
Message-ID:  <>

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Thanks for FreeBSD. I am trying to update FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p7
(GENERIC) #2 to 7.1-RELEASE. Here are the steps I am performing:

1. freebsd-update -r 7.1-RELEASE upgrade

I get:

The following components of FreeBSD seem to be installed:
kernel/generic src/base src/sys world/base world/dict world/doc
world/games world/info world/manpages world/proflibs

The following components of FreeBSD do not seem to be installed:
src/bin src/cddl src/compat src/contrib src/crypto src/etc src/games
src/gnu src/include src/krb5 src/lib src/libexec src/release src/rescue
src/sbin src/secure src/share src/tools src/ubin src/usbin

Does this look reasonable (y/n)?


Fetching metadata signature for 7.1-RELEASE from 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 7.0-RELEASE for merging... done.
Preparing to download files... done.
Fetching 17792 patches.

Then it asks me about files in /etc/ which were modified. I install
newer versions and change some entries if needed. Save and exit vi
when it is all finished.

2/ cd /usr/src/
3/ make kernel KERNCONF=GENERIC
4/ shutdown -r now

The system is up and geuss what - it is still FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p7

I repeated the whole procedure (didn't have to download the 17792
patches though) and restarted once again - but got the same effect. A
slight hint. I am sure I modified and saved /etc/ssh/sshd_config file
but its modify date is from 2008. So I am probably doing something
wrong there...

I put the entries (for example a non-standard ssh port number), press
Esc, then : and finally wq.

Can you help by suggesting where to go from here? Many thanks!

Zbigniew Szalbot

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