security advisories and the creating time of my system

Nathan Kinkade nkinkade at
Wed Mar 2 08:15:36 PST 2005

On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 05:03:35PM +0100, Erik Norgaard wrote:
> Nathan Kinkade wrote:
> >>The security advisory give me the possibility to patch my system or to
> >>download the "patched" FreeBSD via ftp. How can I recognize which creation
> >>time the running system has?
> >
> >Try the command `uname -v`.
> AFAIK this command tells you the build time, but now how fresh the 
> source was.
> Erik

Yes, you are correct, but he mentions that he wants to know the
"creation" (build?) time of the "running system," so I figured that the
date/time provided by uname was what he was looking for.  Maybe you are
right, though.  Perhaps more important is whether his sources are newer
than the fix date.

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