upgrade of file(1) to 4.10 (including FreeBSD elf(5) fixes)

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
Mon Aug 9 03:18:11 PDT 2004

David O'Brien wrote:

> This output is mostly OK -- but I would drop the __FreeBSD_version.  I
> can't see how knowing that helps anyone.  If it is insisted on keeping
> it, it should be printed out consistently for *all* __FreeBSD_verions,
> not just some.

Please don't. This has been proven very valuable, for example for the 
5.1 -> 5.2 transition, see entry 20031112 in src/UPDATING. -STABLEs 
mostly do not have such problems, but usually you'll notice stuff like 
this when it is too late.


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