Tracking base system and kernel updates/vulnerabilities

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Thu Apr 17 08:15:54 UTC 2008

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 08:20:00AM +0200, Anselm Strauss wrote:

> - Can I somehow determine the version of the base system without  
> running uname on the kernel (I could have a release base system but  
> run a stable kernel for example)? Sure, I could take the indirect way  
> over freebsd-update again, but is there some sort of version  
> information stored in the base system?

Not really. Incidentally, running a userland out-of-sync with the
kernel is asking for Bad-Things(tm) to happen.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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