What is Freebsd 7.2pX

Manolis Kiagias sonicy at otenet.gr
Wed Jul 29 15:44:06 UTC 2009

David Southwell wrote:
> Where is information about 7.2pX to be found on freebsd.org?
> I am running freebsd 7.2 64 amd 
> 7.2-RELEASE #0: Fri May  1 07:18:07 UTC 2009     
> root at driscoll.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
> version on Intel quad core and was advised to upgrade to 7.2pX but have 
> not found about such a version from the web site and a google search for 
> freebsd 7.2pX produces no documents.
> Thanks in advance
> David
7.2-RELEASE-pX where X is a number representing the current patch level,
for example 7.2-RELEASE-p2.
When you are running a release version of FreeBSD, updates to the base
system include only security and critical patches.
You can get the current -p version by using the freebsd-update utility:

# freebsd-update fetch install

depending on whether a kernel update is included, a reboot may or may
not be needed (it will be needed in your case).
For more details about the different available versions of FreeBSD and
the use of the freebsd-update utility, please read Handbook's Chapter
24, esp. section 24.2.2:


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