Error Msg on Update: Directory does not exist or is not writable: /var/db/freebsd-update

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scubapro25
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Error Msg on Update: Directory does not exist or is not writable: /var/db/freebsd-update

Post by scubapro25 »

Hello,

When I went to update my system, using freebsd-update fetch, I got the following error msg: "Directory does not exist or is not writable: /var/db/freebsd-update.

So, I created a directory with that name and verified that it was there by cd'ing to it and it was there. Tried update command again and got the exact same error msg again: "Directory does not exist or is not writable /var/db/free-bsd-update

Any suggestion as to what I might be doing wrong? Although I'm an experienced Linuxs user, I'm still a relative noob to BSD.

Many thanks,

slesa
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Re: Error Msg on Update: Directory does not exist or is not writable: /var/db/freebsd-update

Post by slesa »

Did you change the owner to root.wheel? That's what worked for me

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