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Default Upgrade to 7.1-RELEASE fails


I tried the upgrade and this was the result:
[root@vm-freebsd ~]# freebsd-update -r 7.1-RELEASE upgrade
Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 2 mirrors found.
Fetching public key from update2.FreeBSD.org... done.
Fetching metadata signature for 7.0-RELEASE from update2.FreeBSD.org... done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Fetching 2 metadata files... done.
Inspecting system... done.

The following components of FreeBSD seem to be installed:
kernel/generic src/base src/sys world/base world/dict world/doc
world/games world/info world/manpages

The following components of FreeBSD do not seem to be installed:
src/bin src/cddl src/compat src/contrib src/crypto src/etc src/games
src/gnu src/include src/krb5 src/lib src/libexec src/release src/rescue
src/sbin src/secure src/share src/tools src/ubin src/usbin
world/catpages world/proflibs

Does this look reasonable (y/n)? y

Fetching metadata signature for 7.1-RELEASE from update2.FreeBSD.org... done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Fetching 1 metadata patches. done.
Applying metadata patches... done.
Fetching 1 metadata files... done.
Inspecting system... done.
Fetching files from 7.0-RELEASE for merging... done.
Preparing to download files... done.
Fetching 18755 patches.....10....20 - (omitted) - 410....420....430 done.
Applying patches... done.
Fetching 16568 files... failed.
I looked in various files in /var/log/ to see if anything more descriptive was issued, but I saw nothing.

I tried to track the disk usage, and it seemed OK. The current space is:
$ df -h
Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a    409M    241M    135M    64%    /
devfs          1.0K    1.0K      0B   100%    /dev
/dev/ad0s1e    365M     14K    336M     0%    /tmp
/dev/ad0s1f    5.7G    1.2G    4.0G    23%    /usr
/dev/ad0s1d    688M    324M    308M    51%    /var
This is in a VMWare guest vm. I did this a few times. The output above was from a run on a restored snapshot to make sure that it was known base.

The current version of guest is:
OS, ker|rel, machine: FreeBSD, 7.0-RELEASE, i386
I usaully re-install BSDs each year or so for practice, so i could certainly do that again if this cannot be made to work.

Thanks for any advice ... cheers, drl
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