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Date:      Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:18:17 -0700
From:      Doug Hardie <>
To:        Drew Tomlinson <>
Cc:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: How To Update From 9.1?
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> On 10 April 2018, at 18:24, Drew Tomlinson <> =
> I've got an old system I'm trying to get current.
> # uname -a
> FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p1 =
#0: Tue May  9 09:19:33 PDT 2017     =  amd64
> So I consult the handbook and various list posts and find that I =
should be able to use freebsd-update.  Specifically I've done:
> 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.
> 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.

-- Doug

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