FBSD82 sec patch -p4, uname still -p3

Jason Helfman jhelfman at e-e.com
Fri Oct 7 07:20:17 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 08:55:26AM +0200, n dhert thus spake:
>I just applied security patch -p4 (last week -p3) to a freebsd 8.2 system
>(generic kernel)
># freebsd-update fetch
># freebsd-update install
># ls -la /usr/src/sys/conf/newvers.sh
>has date of today and contains
># uname -r
>still shows -p3 not -p4
># uname -a
>FreeBSD mcsbu.cde.ua.ac.be 8.2-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p3 #0: Tue Sep
>27 18:45:57 UTC 2011
>root at amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
>-p4 was a small patch to linux emulation mode, which I don't have installed
>is this why it is still -p3 ?

If your kernel wasn't touched during the update, then uname won't bump.


Jason Helfman
System Administrator
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