FreeBSD 4.9 won't upgrade ?

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Mon Jan 23 20:06:43 PST 2006

[ Redirecting to -stable, where it's more appropriate ]

On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 07:31:10PM -0500 I heard the voice of
Jim Keller, and lo! it spake thus:
> I go through the whole process, and although it does appear to
> recompile the system (my openssl went from the original distro to
> the newest version, for example), uname -a is still reporting the
> distro as 4.9-RELEASE.

That's because you haven't installed the new kernel.

> Also, it will not install a custom kernel, it always goes to
> GENERIC, even when I specify KERNCONF= in the buildkernel process.

This I dunno about.  Were I you, I'd just go ahead and get GENERIC
installed and running so that your kernel matches your userland at
least, then worry about why your can't seem to build your own kernel.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
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