Determining original FBSD version
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Sun Oct 31 10:59:29 PST 2004
> Gerard Samuel wrote:
>> I plan on making the move to 5.3 on boxes running 4.10
>> via a fresh install.
>> The thought came to me as to what was the original version of
>> FreeBSD did I install on those boxes.
>> Usually I upgrade the boxes via build/install world.
>> If there is way to find out, that it would be interesting to know.
>> If not, no big deal, as its an absent minded thought...
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> I think all you can do is know what version you have now(uname -a).
> Other thatn that search for the oldest file on your computer.
That gave me an idea. I looked at the date of kernel.GENERIC, and a few
in /etc. They have a date of April 21 2001.
All I have to do to find out the exact version, is to boot the GENERIC
I dont have a keyboard/monitor hooked up to it right now, but I'll check
before I destroy it when I install 5.3.
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