March 3rd, 2006, 11:01
Im trying to upgrade FBSD 6.0BETA 5 to current but am getting the following error on make installkernel :

ERROR: Required Audit group is missing, see /usr/src/UPDATING.
*** Error code 1

I read the file and I dont see any mention of any groups being added. Also, the UPDATING file seems to mention all FBSD 5.x, not 6.

March 3rd, 2006, 15:57
Out of curosity why are you trying to go to 6.0Beta5 when 6.0 is released?

March 3rd, 2006, 16:59
trying to upgrade from beta5 :P

March 3rd, 2006, 21:41
Oh, I cant read. My bad...

I guess I would try upgrading to RELENG_6, then to -current if thats the end goal. Unless RELENG_6 gives the same error in which case I have no idea...

March 3rd, 2006, 22:45
I ran into that before. Hmmm... according to Google, the answers are:

1. Run mergemaster -p


2. Create in groups audit:*:77

Number 2 is a bit uncertain. I don't know where to look to find a CURRENT UPDATING file.

March 3rd, 2006, 23:08

However this doesnt yield any results when searching for audit.

March 4th, 2006, 16:42
Apparently this is something a little too recent, and not yet fully documented. I found it on the mailing.freebsd.cvs:

FreeBSD src repository

Modified files:
etc group
Assign gid 77 to audit instead of gid 73. The ports group list did not
include '73', which was assigned in a ports passwd entry to ircservices.

It's from back in early February. I can only suggest you try it and see.

March 4th, 2006, 20:21
Sweet, Ill try it monday at work and see. Thanks

March 6th, 2006, 11:58
Ok, that worked and was able to run make installkernel. I am now having the following problem on make make installworld:
creating osreldate.h from
touch: not found
*** Error code 127

Googling shows this can happen with an incorrect date set, but i double checked and my date is correct on the system. Any ideas?

March 6th, 2006, 13:15
That means 'touch' is missing, no? Sounds like a bigger failure in your buildworld. According to this link -- -- you still need to rerun buildworld due to some files out of date already. Chase the next few responses at the bottom of that linked page for more interesting comments.

BTW, is your friend, and I've been getting much better results there than in Google, lately.

March 6th, 2006, 16:11
Ok, looks like redoing the make buildworld solved the problem. Thanks Bumbler.

March 7th, 2006, 20:58
You are welcome. It's not often I get to act like I know something on this forum.