Hack to sysctl kern.osreldate, for ports cluster

Michael Nottebrock michaelnottebrock at gmx.net
Sat Jan 8 21:53:47 PST 2005

On Saturday, 8. January 2005 08:13, Craig Rodrigues wrote:
> Hi,
> On http://pointyhat.freebsd.org/errorlogs/ it states
> that sysctl should not be used to determine the
> version of FreeBSD, and that uname(1) or the OSVERSION
> variable should be used instead.
> While a valid thing to do, this is another detail
> for port maintainers to keep track of.

How exactly is using sysctl directly less of a 'detail to keep track of' than 
using the OSVERSION variable provided by bsd.port.mk? I frankly don't see any 
benefit in being able to call sysctl kern.osreldate from port Makefiles.

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