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"freebsd-update install" command fails on FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE

Hi! Down is the output of update procedure on my FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE droplet. Is this inconsistency between uname and fb-ver commands. One saying it is 10.1-RELEASE-p6 and freebsd-version 10.1-RELEASE-p8

root@beasty:/usr/home/freebsd # freebsd-update fetch
Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 5 mirrors found.
Fetching metadata signature for 10.1-RELEASE from update5.freebsd.org... done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Inspecting system... done.
Preparing to download files... done.

The following files will be added as part of updating to 10.1-RELEASE-p8:
/usr/src/crypto/openssl/util/mkbuildinf.pl
root@beasty:/usr/home/freebsd # freebsd-update install
Installing updates...install: ///usr/src/crypto/openssl/util/mkbuildinf.pl: No such file or directory
 done.
root@beasty:/usr/home/freebsd # uname -a
FreeBSD beasty 10.1-RELEASE-p6 FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p6 #0: Tue Feb 24 19:00:21 UTC 2015     root@amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
root@beasty:/usr/home/freebsd # freebsd-version 
10.1-RELEASE-p8
root@beasty:/usr/home/freebsd # freebsd-update install
No updates are available to install.
Run '/usr/sbin/freebsd-update fetch' first.
root@beasty:/usr/home/freebsd # freebsd-update fetch
Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 5 mirrors found.
Fetching metadata signature for 10.1-RELEASE from update2.freebsd.org... done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Inspecting system... done.
Preparing to download files... done.

The following files will be added as part of updating to 10.1-RELEASE-p8:
/usr/src/crypto/openssl/util/mkbuildinf.pl
root@beasty:/usr/home/freebsd # freebsd-update install
Installing updates...install: ///usr/src/crypto/openssl/util/mkbuildinf.pl: No such file or directory
 done.
root@beasty:/usr/home/freebsd # uname -a
FreeBSD beasty 10.1-RELEASE-p6 FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p6 #0: Tue Feb 24 19:00:21 UTC 2015     root@amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
root@beasty:/usr/home/freebsd # freebsd-version 
10.1-RELEASE-p8

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Found this bug entry https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=198030. And give a solution.

Edit /etc/freebsd-update.conf and check the line: Components src world kernel

and change it to: Components world kernel

Thanks for this! Small hacks like this can make big difference. All works ok now

I’m actually having the same issue on a VMWare install, and that bug is not (for the parts I read) associated to it.

I performed a clean install of FreeBSD 10.1, then performed 2 updates at different dates. One bring it up to P3 or P4 (cannot recall exactly). The next one got me to P6, while still saying there is a P8 upgrade, but unable to perform it.

For what I can understand of the path that mkbuildinf.pl file goes, is that is stored in a subfolder where you download the FreeBSD sources. But if you lack them as I do, there is no crypto folder in src, because src is empty.

So I guess it was an oops from the FreeBSD developers, since src is only for people who customize and build the OS from sources, and for a while that has not been needed, except for certain corner cases.