Wow, I did not expect Colin's direct reply - and so prompt!  Thanks,
and great to know binary updates will be foreseeable.

I actually already did it again, since it doesn't make sense to binary
upgrade all those source files, I renamed /usr/src to something else,
and this greatly reduced the number of files for fetching to 435 ones.
The old error message is gone (it's a fairly new and high quality
server).  It was eventless until to the following:

Installing new kernel into /boot/GENERIC... done.
Moving /boot/kernel to /boot/kernel.old... done.
Moving /boot/GENERIC to /boot/kernel... done.
Removing schg flag from existing files...

Then my connection to the server froze and I found the server rebooted
itself.  After login I found it was 6.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE
#0: Sun May  7 04:32:43 UTC 2006.

Don't know why it rebooted, and my concern it: had it finished
upgrading?  I looked into the and found it should continue
working on files referred in old-index, new-index-nonkern, new-index.
However none of these files were found in the directory.  Also I am
worried whether the schg flags were recovered.  How can I check these?

Thank you.

Colin Percival wrote:

> John Rogers wrote:
> Hi, I was upgrading following Colin's "FreeBSD 6.0 to FreeBSD 6.1
> binary upgrade"
> but it failed.  I installed freebsd 6.0 release and only used Colin's
> freebsd-update to updae before.  There is plenty of free space on that
> partition.  What do you advise me to do to finish the upgrade?

Based on what you pasted below, I suggest
1. Figure out why /usr/bin/gdbtui can't be read.  In particular, make
sure your hard drive isn't dying.
2. The error which made the script terminate is either due to a dying
hard drive or a network problem which made it impossible to fetch some
files.  Re-run the script; it won't bother fetching files which it
already has.

Note that at this point all the script has done is to examine your
system and download files; it won't start actually upgrading anything
until it makes sure that it has all the files it needs. :-)

> I also wonder why these binary update and upgrade are not legitimized
> in the freebsd core distribution.  An important reason why linux is
> used by more is its easy update solution similar to Microsoft's
> Windows Update.  Sure "make world" is fun especially to developers.
> But providing easy update and upgrade tools in addition will attract a
> large user base who just need a stable and easy to use operation
> system - and many of them can be companies who can be potential donors
> to the freebsd project.  So the effort to this path will be well
> rewarded.

We're moving in that direction.  Everything starts out by being experimental
before becoming officially supported and endorsed.

Colin Percival
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