Date of a FreeBSD installation
sterling at camdensoftware.com
Thu Jan 13 21:03:24 UTC 2011
Quoth Chuck Swiger on Thursday, 13 January 2011:
> On Jan 13, 2011, at 12:45 PM, Chip Camden wrote:
> > On my system, /etc/termcap has the date well after my installation
> > (Jun 28 2010) and /etc/rmt dates to well before (Nov 21 2009). I first
> > installed FreeBSD on this system on Apr 1 2010.
> Certainly the target of the link would change; my /etc/termcap points to:
> -r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 206901 Dec 14 21:03 /usr/share/misc/termcap
> This particular box I'm looking at had been updated from FreeBSD-4.x through 7-STABLE, so a 2001 timestamp for the original installs seems about right.
> I wonder, are you folks using something other than UFS for / filesystem...perhaps ZFS or whatever handles the dates on symlinks differently?
I'm all UFS. My first installation was 8.0-RELEASE. At that time, I
don't think termcap was even a symlink, but I could be mistaken.
I'm looking at the date on the symlink itself, not its target.
Sterling (Chip) Camden | sterling at camdensoftware.com | 2048D/3A978E4F
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