Question : Developing/Making FreeBSD derivative.

Stefan N stefanbsdfan at
Mon Apr 11 13:57:54 UTC 2011

Hi Patrick,

Thanks for your usefull hints!!! I will try that as soon as possible.


From: Patrick Lamaiziere <patfbsd at>
To: Stefan N <stefanbsdfan at>
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Sent: Mon, April 11, 2011 9:15:39 PM
Subject: Re: Question : Developing/Making FreeBSD derivative.

Le Sun, 10 Apr 2011 21:44:22 -0700 (PDT),
Stefan N <stefanbsdfan at> a écrit :

> How is the method for customizing/remastering FreeBSD ? The most
> interesting part is that if we could make the new fork of FreeBSD
> with its own uname. If I could make my own BSD derivative and used
> StefanBSD as its uname, it would be awesome.

# setenv UNAME_s PatrickBSD
# setenv UNAME_r 1.0-RELEASE
# setenv UNAME_v "PatrickBSD 1.0-RELEASE Thu Oct 28"

# uname -a
PatrickBSD 1.0-RELEASE PatrickBSD
1.0-RELEASE Thu Oct 28 i386


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