kernel version changes release version. (was Re: How to change
kernel version tag?)
yuanjue02 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 06:35:39 PDT 2006
This file will determine the kernel version tag showed at booting
time. Don't know if it has anything to do with your problem.
On 9/11/06, Spencer PriceNash <spencer at io.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 06:22:42PM +0800, Yuan, Jue wrote:
> > Hi all.
> > Could I change the kernel version tag manually? say, I have a kernel which is
> > 7.0-CUREENT, but for some reasons I wanna it be something like 6.1-RELEASE,
> > while the kernel itself does't change from 7.0-CURRENT to 6.1-RELEASE. All I
> > want is the change of tag. For example, if this works, then when I
> > type "uname -a" in console, I would get "6.1-RELEASE ..." instead
> > of "7.0-CURRENT ...".
> > I guess some config files in src/sys/ could take care of this. But I cannot
> > find it out. Anybody knows how to get this job done?
> > Any ideas are really appreciated. :-)
> That seems an odd thing to do, but as it turns out, I somehow managed
> to do it.
> On Aug22, my old box had 5.3-RELEASE with a custom kernel. Here's
> something from a script that does backups every night, with the
> date as YYYYMMDDHHMMSS starting every line (hostname changed to
> avoid embarassment):
> 20060722234517:FreeBSD oldbox 5.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #0: Sat Nov 27 01:53:23 CST 2004 root at oldbox:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SPENCER1 i386
> On Aug23 I upgraded to 5.4 (tried 6.1, but the old box hung repeatedly
> after any fsck):
> 20060723234514:FreeBSD oldbox 5.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #0: Sun May 8 10:21:06 UTC 2005 root at harlow.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
> I installed a custom kernel on Aug 29. The release version changed.
> Here's what the old box says it is now:
> 20060729234515:FreeBSD oldbox 5.3-RELEASE-p31 FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p31 #0: Sat Jul 29 11:33:15 CDT 2006 root at oldbox:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/kernel.2006072910 i386
> I have no idea what I did to cause the change.
> Anyone have any idea what happened? I'm not so sure this is a great
> thing. It hasn't seemed to bother anything. cvsup/portupgrade
> didn't seem to mind. Neither did portsnap/portmanager.
> Haven't tried booting with the previous kernel to see what happens,
> as the box needs to stay up for a while.
Yuan, Jue @ http://www.yuanjue.net
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