script entry to finding the version after a cvsup

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Tue Jun 1 10:09:37 PDT 2004

On Tuesday 01 June 2004 06:55 am, Paul Hamilton wrote:
> Hi,
> I have written a basic script to cvsup, buildworld and install the
> new kernel-world etc.  I have introduced some basic logging, so I can
> track the time taken.  Now I would like to track the version it was
> before the upgrade (ie. uname -r ), and what it is after the upgrade.
>  Now, I can't use uname -r, because the server has to be restarted so
> it can pick up the new kernel etc.
> So my question is,  where can I find a entry in the downloaded
> kernel/world source files that says that it is FreeBSD 4.9 p9 etc.  I
> can't use stable-supfile, because it only records the 'branch' that
> is being upgraded, not the full version.
> Any clues?

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Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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