patches and uname -a

Roberto Nunnari roberto.nunnari at
Thu Jan 12 04:32:24 PST 2006


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?

Thank you and best regards.

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