[Semibug] Update to FreeBSD 11 Alpha

Carl T. Miller carl at carltm.com
Tue Feb 15 11:29:09 EST 2022

Yeah, that's what I expected.  Thanks for the info.

BTW, is there an announcement list for FreeBSD
that would let me know when new versions are


On 2/15/22 10:23, Michael W. Lucas wrote:
> 11 is well past EOL. I doubt freebsd-update still supports
> it. Building world will take... quite a while.
> I recommend reinstall.
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2022 at 10:09:47AM -0500, Carl T. Miller wrote:
>>     For the last several years I've been happily running dns on a
>>     Raspberry Pi with FreeBSD 11.  I thought it was odd that I
>>     rarely if ever saw updates when running pkg update.  But
>>     since it ran without errors I thought all was well.
>>     Until a few days ago, when I started seeing this message:
>>     [1]http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/FreeBSD:11:armv6/latest/meta.txz: Not Found
>>     [2]http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/FreeBSD:11:armv6/latest/packagesite.txz: Not
>>     Found
>>     Repository FreeBSD cannot be opened. 'pkg update' required
>>     That's when I realized I was running an Alpha version, FreeBSD
>>     11.0-ALPHA5.  So my question is, can I update this to version
>>     12 or 13, or do I need to wipe and reinstall?
>>     c
>> References
>>     1. http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/FreeBSD:11:armv6/latest/meta.txz
>>     2. http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/FreeBSD:11:armv6/latest/packagesite.txz
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