Determining original FBSD version
gldisater at gldis.ca
Sun Oct 31 16:15:13 PST 2004
On Sun, 2004-10-31 at 18:59, Gerard Samuel wrote:
> jason wrote:
> > 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...
> >> Thanks
> > 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
> other files
> 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
> it out,
> before I destroy it when I install 5.3.
strings kernel.GENERIC | grep RELEASE
Jeremy Faulkner <gldisater at gldis.ca>
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