Date of a FreeBSD installation

Chad Perrin perrin at
Thu Jan 27 20:49:01 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 01:57:38PM -0800, Devin Teske wrote:
> You're going to have to resort to things that aren't touched during a
> system upgrade if you want to find out the `true' answer as to when the
> box was first ... what? partitioned? newfs'd? clue me in here.
> What _is_ the definition of "built" ??? When the hardware pieces were
> coalesced into a single chassis? If that's the case, I'd be looking at
> model numbers of internal parts.

I suspect that at this point you are just being pedantic, and that you
know what the question actually means; you just want to dismiss the
question as immaterial.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
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