freebsd-update port uname/internal patch level mismatch

Manolis Kiagias sonicy at
Fri Oct 12 22:15:46 PDT 2007

Vinny wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed that using freebsd-update on a freshly installed
> 6.2-RELEASE system yielded the following mismatch:
> $ uname -vp
> FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p4 #0: Thu Apr 26 17:55:55 UTC 2007
>  root at  i386
> The results of running a freebsd-update fetch give:
> zcnew# freebsd-update fetch
> Looking up mirrors... 1 mirrors found.
> Fetching metadata signature from done.
> Fetching metadata index... done.
> Inspecting system... done.
> Preparing to download files... done.
> No updates needed to update system to 6.2-RELEASE-p8.
> So uname says -p4 and freebsd-update says -p8
> I know -p8 is correct.  The kernel was last patched in -p4 so
> maybe the uname information isn't updated if the kernel
> isn't updated...?

Exactly. But if you are willing to rebuild the kernel yourself (this is
not a difficult process) you will get -p8 in uname too.

> If there is something I'm doing wrong, please let me know.
> Thank you.
> Vinny


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