patches and uname -a
roberto.nunnari at supsi.ch
Thu Jan 12 06:26:22 PST 2006
Thank you Ceri and Jaap for your time.
Ceri, edit src/sys/conf/newvers.sh and replace
would be enough??
Ceri Davies wrote:
> On 12 Jan 2006, at 12:32, Roberto Nunnari wrote:
>> Please also answer to my mailbox as I'm not on the list.
>> After upgrading by sources and build world, uname correctly
>> reports the current version of the system
>> Today for the first time I applied all the relevant patches
>> instead and all went well. The box was 5.3-RELEASE-p23.
>> The applied patches should correspond to 5.3-RELEASE-p24, but:
>> # uname -r
>> # sysctl kern.version
>> kern.version: FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p23 #0: Tue Jan 3 15:40:08 CET 2006
>> I'd like to be able to see the correct version using
>> 'uname -r'..
>> Does anybody know how can you make uname report the
>> real version? What if you recompile the kernel after
>> patching the system? Would that do the trick?
> Recompiling the kernel is the correct way to change the output of
> uname(1), but before you do so, you should be aware that that patch
> number is taken from the BRANCH variable in src/sys/conf/newvers.sh.
> Check that it says "5.3-RELEASE-p24" before you waste time recompiling
> the kernel.
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