patches and uname -a
ceri at submonkey.net
Thu Jan 12 06:37:32 PST 2006
On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 03:26:22PM +0100, Roberto Nunnari wrote:
> Ceri Davies wrote:
> >On 12 Jan 2006, at 12:32, Roberto Nunnari wrote:
> >>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?
> >Recompiling the kernel is the correct way to change the output of
> >uname(1), but before you do so, you should be aware that that patch
> >number is taken from the BRANCH variable in src/sys/conf/newvers.sh.
> >Check that it says "5.3-RELEASE-p24" before you waste time recompiling
> >the kernel.
> Thank you Ceri and Jaap for your time.
> Ceri, edit src/sys/conf/newvers.sh and replace
> would be enough??
That would work, but if you don't already have that string then there is
a possibility that you don't have all the patches, so please only change
it if you are %100 sure that you have. I cannot stress that enough.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm
not sure about the former. -- Einstein (attrib.)
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