what are pX and #X

RW list-freebsd-2004 at morbius.sent.com
Wed Oct 4 05:37:29 PDT 2006

On Wednesday 04 October 2006 12:32, pobox at verysmall.org wrote:
> > My understanding is that as long as pX doesn't change then #X will be
> > incremented.
> >
> > If you do another rebuild of your p10 system now then I would imagine
> > that #X would increase to #1 and will continue to increase until pX is
> > altered.
> >
> > Al
> Interesting. I'll give it a try.
> What confuses me is that p is changed to 10 by updating only the kernel
> (the world is supposedly the old one). This means that there is no clear
> indication what is exactly updated (kernel/world) and what is not.

Point releases often contain patches for both world and kernel. After updating 
source you shouldn't build *only*  the kernel, unless you have analysed the 
changes and decided a world update is not needed. 

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