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Can't upgrade to release 12 as freebsd-update thinks I'm updating FROM release 12 not TO release 12.

root@bsdxp:~ # uname -mrs FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE-p5 amd64

root@bsdxp:~ # freebsd-update -r 12-RELEASE upgrade src component not installed, skipped Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 3 mirrors found. Fetching metadata signature for 11.3-RELEASE from update4.freebsd.org... done. Fetching metadata index... done. Inspecting system... done.

The following components of FreeBSD seem to be installed: kernel/generic world/base world/lib32

The following components of FreeBSD do not seem to be installed: kernel/generic-dbg world/base-dbg world/doc world/lib32-dbg

Does this look reasonable (y/n)? y

Fetching metadata signature for 12-RELEASE from update4.freebsd.org... failed. Fetching metadata signature for 12-RELEASE from update1.freebsd.org... failed. Fetching metadata signature for 12-RELEASE from update2.freebsd.org... failed. No mirrors remaining, giving up.

This may be because upgrading **from** this platform (amd64)
or release (12-RELEASE) is unsupported by freebsd-update. 

Only platforms with Tier 1 support can be upgraded by freebsd-update. See https://www.freebsd.org/platforms/index.html for more info.

If unsupported, FreeBSD must be upgraded by source. root@bsdxp:~ # /usr/sbin/freebsd-update install src component not installed, skipped No updates are available to install. Run '/usr/sbin/freebsd-update fetch' first. root@bsdxp:~

I tried this on 2 instances - both gave the same result. They both say they are 11.3 p-5 abut when I attempt to upgrade to 12 the error message implies something thinks it's already at 12.

Thoughts?

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    It should be -r 12.0-RELEASE. – arrowd Jan 14 at 5:21
  • Thanks! That makes sense because I got it to work using -r 12.0 – emmotto Jan 14 at 14:39
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solved by using:

freebsd-update -r 12.0 upgrade

instead of:

freebsd-update -r 12-RELEASE upgrade

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