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Updating an old installation...

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Some time ago, I successfully installed TrueOS on my shop computer but have not had an opportunity to use it much since then.

Recently, I attempted to update it, and the pointer to the update files is so out-of-date that the files cannot be found. I have searched, diligently, to find the config file which is used by PC-UPDATEMANAGER and/or PKGUPDATE so that I can edit the file(s) to point to the correct URL where the update files reside, but have so far not found that/those.

At the moment, I cannot reinstall TrueOS via my CD/DVD drive, or memstick, since when attempting that, I get several "file not found errors". (I did discover that this problem is due to some weirdness in the BIOS having something to do with having to activate AHCI, and the fact that my CD-ROM drive is IDE whereas everything else is SATA).

In usr/local/share/trueos/pc-updatemanager/conf there is a SYS (something).conf file, all RED in the list, which when I chmod it to 777 I can edit the line which has the incorrect URL and save it, but when I next check it, it has reverted to the incorrect URL.

Furthermore, I am having a very difficult time figuring out where are, in fact, and what the file names are, for the most recent update files from the TrueOS website.

Any help with these issues?

Ken Gordon
 
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How long ago? Hmmm....at least 10 years ago. I'll report back here asap after finding out.

OK. I'll try to simply re-install it from the latest.

Ken Gordon
 
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OK. I get that the kernel is FreeBSD generic 12.0. The date appears to be 20180326. I guess I have been updating it since I installed it. In any case, it won't update any more since the pointers to the update files are wrong.

Also, I have been trying to re-install TrueOS from the latest one found on the TrueOS download site. When I get to the point where it asks for the disk drive I want to install it on, and lists my three drives, my main WinDoze drive, drive C is starred, and I can move the highlight down to the correct drive, but the star won't move, so I have to abort the install.

I will have to disconnect the other three drives manually, then restart it. Kind of a PITA, but this will work.

Ken Gordon
 
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