sec.update 7.2-RELEASE-p6 not showing up

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at
Fri Jan 8 13:41:14 UTC 2010

n dhert wrote:
> FreeBSD7.2 system with Generic kernel.
> There was a security update patch release two days ago: 7.2-RELEASE-p6
> Fetched and installed it with # freebsd-update install
> The files mentionned in the mail that would be replaced by the patch, are
> replaced (date has changed)
> Yet, after a reboot (shutdown -r), # uname -a
> still shows the previous -pX version and the date that this previous one was
> installed ...
> Why and how to correct that ?
This is because the kernel is not affected by this update, so the kernel
is not updated.
The patchnumder you see with uname -a is (hardcoded) in the kernel
If you rebuild your generic kernel you would see p6

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