I lost power while freebsd-update fetch was downloading patches up to 8.0-Release-p3. When the server came back online, I ran a freebsd-update fetch again and it still found two files that needed updating. after running freebsd-update install, got this error:
# freebsd-update install Installing updates...gunzip: (stdin): unexpected end of file gunzip: (stdin): unexpected end of file done.
I guess a patch archive was corrupted. no problem though, just remove the download:
# rm -r /var/db/freebsd-update/files
now you can run
# freebsd-update fetch Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 3 mirrors found. Fetching metadata signature for 8.0-RELEASE from update5.freebsd.org... done. Fetching metadata index... done. Fetching 2 metadata files... done. Inspecting system... done. Preparing to download files... done. Fetching 2 files... done. The following files will be updated as part of updating to 8.0-RELEASE-p3: /boot/kernel/kernel.symbols /boot/kernel/nfsclient.ko.symbols # freebsd-update install Installing updates... done.