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.