Tom Carpenter tomc at bio.umass.edu
Sun Nov 20 14:48:35 UTC 2011

If I'm the OP (original poster ?) I'm running GENERIC, and 'uname -a'
output has remained '8.2-RELEASE-p4' despite running 'freebsd-update
fetch', 'freebsd-update install', and then rebooting the system, over the
past couple of weeks.

I did download the source, ran 'freebsd-update fetch' and 'freebsd-update
install' to update the source, then compiled a new kernel using the
GENERIC config file, rebooted, and now 'uname -a' output shows the
'-p4' version number, but I was trying to avoid compiling kernels.

-Tom Carpenter

On 11/20/2011 02:37 AM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 19/11/2011 23:26, Robert Simmons wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 3:50 PM, Matthew Seaman
>> <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk>  wrote:
>>> If you compile your own kernel, then freebsd-update will patch the
>>> kernel sources, but leave you to rebuild and reinstall your customized
>>> kernel.
>>> I don't know about the -p4 update.  By rights it should have involved
>>> updating the kernel by one or other of the two methods shown.  So far
>>> however, we've seen two reports questioning that[*] and none saying that
>>> the -p4 update did in fact update the kernel.  Which is suspicious, but
>>> hardly conclusive.
>> Do you compile your own kernel, or do you have a machine that uses
>> GENERIC?  If you do, what is the output of uname -a on it?
> Me personally?  No, in general I track -STABLE on my systems.  Try
> asking the OP.
> 	Matthew

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