Trying freebsd-update for upgrade FreeBSD 7.0 Beta4 to FreeBSD 7.0-RC1

Trying to upgrade FreeBSD from 7.0 Beta4 to 7.0-RC1

monitor# uname -a

FreeBSD monitor.alamster.net 7.0-BETA4 FreeBSD 7.0-BETA4 #0: Mon Dec 17 13:36:                                                                              40 UTC 2007     three@monitor.alamster.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

monitor# locate freebsd-update.conf

/etc/freebsd-update.conf
/usr/jail/etc/freebsd-update.conf
/usr/jail/usr/share/examples/etc/freebsd-update.conf
/usr/obj/usr/src/share/man/man5/freebsd-update.conf.5.gz
/usr/share/examples/etc/freebsd-update.conf
/usr/share/man/man5/freebsd-update.conf.5.gz
/usr/src/etc/freebsd-update.conf
/usr/src/share/man/man5/freebsd-update.conf.5
/usr/titan/ports/security/freebsd-update/files/Attic/freebsd-update.conf.5,v
/usr/titan/src/etc/freebsd-update.conf,v
/usr/titan/src/share/man/man5/freebsd-update.conf.5,v

monitor# freebsd-update -f /etc/freebsd-update.conf -r 7.0RC1 upgrade

Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors… 1 mirrors found.
Fetching public key from update1.FreeBSD.org… done.
Fetching metadata signature for 7.0-BETA4 from update1.FreeBSD.org… done.
Fetching metadata index… done.
Fetching 2 metadata files… done.
Inspecting system… done.

The following components of FreeBSD seem to be installed:
kernel/generic src/base 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/sys
src/tools src/ubin src/usbin 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:
world/catpages

Does this look reasonable (y/n)? y

Fetching metadata signature for 7.0RC1 from update1.FreeBSD.org… failed.
No mirrors remaining, giving up.

editing /etc/freebsd-update.conf

ServerName update.FreeBSD.org to ServerName update1.FreeBSD.org

failed???

Do I type something wrong : another try after I realized it’s 7.0-RC1 (plus minus)

Fetching metadata signature for 7.0-RC1 from update1.FreeBSD.org… 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-BETA4 for merging… done.
Preparing to download files… done.
Fetching 59 patches…..10….20….30….40….50…. done.
Applying patches… done.
Fetching 1064 files… done.
/usr/sbin/freebsd-update: cannot open files/.gz: No such file or directory
/usr/sbin/freebsd-update: cannot open files/.gz: No such file or directory
Attempting to automatically merge changes in files… done.

The following file could not be merged automatically: /etc/mail/freebsd.cf
Press Enter to edit this file in vi and resolve the conflicts
manually…

hmmm…. editing freebsd.cf manually. I’ll do later icon smile Trying freebsd update for upgrade FreeBSD 7.0 Beta4 to FreeBSD 7.0 RC1

3 Comments

  1. i tried to run command “freebsd-update fetch”, but it was something wrong on screen like this:
    Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors… 1 mirrors found.
    Fetching metadata signature for 7.0-RELEASE from update1.FreeBSD.org… done.
    Fetching metadata index… done.
    Fetching 2 metadata files… failed.

    do you know why something like this can be occured?
    thanx…

  2. I get a similiar error except when I try typing in
    freebsd-update fetch I get the response
    “Fetching metadata signature for 7.1-PRERELEASE from update1.FreeBSD.org… failed.
    No mirrors remaining, giving up.”
    I can’t even find 7.1-PRERELEASE in update1.freebsd.org but freebsd-update was working before. How would I go about upgrading my system?
    Thanks, Cloud

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