Security patches and -p#

Bill Moran wmoran at
Sat Sep 27 13:39:52 PDT 2003

Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 12:28:07PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
>>I'm a bit confused, and it may just be a typo.
>>I recently updated a bunch of servers to patch the arp problem recently
>>Now, with the chaos in my life, plus getting physically ill during the last
>>few days, I've not been 100% sure I finished the upgrade on all these 
>>so I went around checking uname -a to make sure.
>>Every single machine I upgraded says 4.8-RELEASE-p5
>>Now, the security advisory claims the problem is fixed in 4.8-RELEASE-p10.
>>I know that I completely updated at least _some_ of these machines ;)
>>Anyway.  Is there a typo somewhere?  Or am I misunderstanding the
> It depends on how you obtained the updated source code.  If you used
> cvsup(1) to track the RELENG_4_8 branch, then you would have received
> inter-alia patches to sys/conf/ and other files that control
> what the system says it's version number is.

Well, I forgot to provide that information, but every one of these
systems has been updated by cvsupping to RELENG_4_8, so I would
have expected the version to update to p10.

Are other people who track RELENG_4_8 seeing this?  Or is just me?

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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