Bug 234806 - freebsd-update failing integrity check
Summary: freebsd-update failing integrity check
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: misc (show other bugs)
Version: 12.0-RELEASE
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-01-09 21:24 UTC by Chip Marshall
Modified: 2019-01-14 21:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Chip Marshall 2019-01-09 21:24:18 UTC
I have two FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE systems exhibiting the same problem when attempting to update to the latest patchlevel using freebsd-update.

# freebsd-update fetch
Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 3 mirrors found.
Fetching metadata signature for 12.0-RELEASE from update4.freebsd.org... done.
Fetching metadata index... done.

The update metadata is correctly signed, but
failed an integrity check.
Cowardly refusing to proceed any further.

Not sure how to proceed.
Comment 1 Colin Percival freebsd_committer 2019-01-09 22:40:28 UTC
Should be fixed now.
Comment 2 Chip Marshall 2019-01-10 03:01:26 UTC
Confirmed, it's working fine on both machines now. Thanks!
Comment 3 Lorenzo Salvadore 2019-01-14 14:13:15 UTC
I am trying to update an old FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE (on a cloud vps) to 12.0-RELEASE but I get the message in the bug description. Same if I try with 11.2-RELEASE.

Is there something wrong again or is my system too old to update? Is there anything I can do?
Comment 4 Colin Percival freebsd_committer 2019-01-14 21:36:55 UTC
(In reply to Lorenzo Salvadore from comment #3)

This is an unrelated issue.  Update to the last release from your current stable branch first; sometimes there are upgrade issues which we need to fix via Errata Notices, but those only go out for supported releases.