How can i know if the freebsd kernel need to be updated ?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Wed Jul 14 13:45:51 UTC 2010


zaxis <z_axis at 163.com> writes:

> Now i use the following commands to maintain my freebsd box.
>
>>portsnap fetch update
>>pkg_version -vIL=
>>portupgrade -R xxx
>
> It works great for software installed through ports. However, how can i know
> if the kernel needs to be updated ?

That procedure *only* updates your ports.  Unless you do something else
to update the base system (e.g., csup or freebsd-update), you won't need
to update the kernel.


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