How to update FreeBSD 9.2

The title a bit strange but I don’t care as I believe on “stay hungry stay foolish” quote :-). My last experience with FreeBSD is FreeBSD 7 and jump to version 9 is make think to relearn all those server stuff I ever knew. I think everything is different know but I prefer to that …

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7.0-RELEASE-p6 with freebsd-update

freebsd-update is cool # freebsd-update fetch 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 patches.. done. Applying metadata patches… done. Inspecting system… done. Preparing to download files… done. Fetching 8 patches….. done. Applying patches… done. The following files will be updated …

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WARNING: FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p5 is approaching its End-of-Life date

Informative message when I use freebsd-update in recent update progress : materibasuki# freebsd-update fetch 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. Inspecting system… done. Preparing to download files… done. Fetching 7 patches…. done. Applying patches… done. The following files will be updated as …

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Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors… none found.

I often to see that message but finally I found my mistake My mistake is…. I try only once, think if the chance not succeed in first attempt it means I fail. Definitely wrong : email# freebsd-update fetch Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors… none found. Fetching public key from update.FreeBSD.org… failed. No mirrors remaining, giving up. …

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Updating My 6.3 release box

Use src for many times make me get surprised when using freebsd-update for fix is very easy. Simple though. mail# freebsd-update fetch Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors… 1 mirrors found. Fetching metadata signature for 6.3-RELEASE from update1.FreeBSD.org… done. Fetching metadata index… done. Fetching 2 metadata patches.. done. Applying metadata patches… done. Inspecting system… done. Preparing to …

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