On 9/30/09, Leonardo M. Ramé <martinr...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi, I'm trying to upgrade from 7.2 to 8.0-RC1 without success. Any hint?
>
> This is my data:
>
> uname -a:
> FreeBSD toshiba-leo.localhost.localdomain 7.2-STABLE-200906 FreeBSD
> 7.2-STABLE-200906 #0: Sun Jun  7 10:23:49 UTC 2009
> r...@driscoll.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
>
> freebsd-update:
>
> [r...@toshiba-leo]# freebsd-update -v debug -r 8.0-RC1 upgrade
> Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 3 mirrors found.
> Fetching public key from update5.FreeBSD.org... fetch:
> http://update5.FreeBSD.org/7.2-STABLE-200906/amd64/pub.ssl: Not Found
> failed.
> Fetching public key from update2.FreeBSD.org... fetch:
> http://update2.FreeBSD.org/7.2-STABLE-200906/amd64/pub.ssl: Not Found
> failed.
> Fetching public key from update4.FreeBSD.org... fetch:
> http://update4.FreeBSD.org/7.2-STABLE-200906/amd64/pub.ssl: Not Found
> failed.
> No mirrors remaining, giving up.
>
>
>
> Leonardo M. Ramé
> http://leonardorame.blogspot.com


freebsd-update code (at last check) supported updating -RELEASE and
-SECURITY systems, but not -STABLE.

Because it's trying to fetch a -STABLE uname, and it doesn't have an
idea of the latest time it was built (looks like a snapshot, to us
humans), it is unable to move past the keys.

You'll need to run -RELEASE[-p#] to update or update from source.


the freebsd-update program is a shell script.  read it, it's enlightening.

--Tim
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