Follow up....Re: Updating for the FreeBSD Security Advisory
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Thu May 3 18:35:42 UTC 2012
On Thu 2012-05-03 19:17:05 UTC+0200, Leslie Jensen (leslie at eskk.nu) wrote:
> After a reboot my system now has the following label
> FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p3 #0
> How come it downgrades the label from p6 to p3 when upgrading to p7.
This is a FAQ. There's a thread about it here:
Short answer: The patch level (-p3) displayed by uname -r after a
reboot will not change if freebsd-update has not touched the kernel.
As far as I know there haven't been any patches to the 8.2-REL kernel
/usr/src/sys/conf/newvers.sh is always updated by freebsd-update when
there is an update. (Although now that I think about it that might not
be true if you don't have the kernel sources installed?)
Not exactly intuitive.
Several Linux distros have a file named /etc/issue that shows the
distro name and version. Perhaps this or something similar could be
provided in future FreeBSD releases and updated by freebsd-update.
$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS \n \l
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