Follow up....Re: Updating for the FreeBSD Security Advisory
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Thu May 3 18:56:18 UTC 2012
On Thu 2012-05-03 20:48:17 UTC+0200, Leslie Jensen (leslie at eskk.nu) wrote:
> > Short answer: The patch level (-p3) displayed by uname -r after a
> > reboot will not change if freebsd-update has not touched the kernel.
> I have read similar answers and was partly aware of this.
> But I was just curious to why.
> I'll accept it and let a kernel rebuild be a part of my updates.
If you're running the GENERIC kernel then you're only creating extra
work for yourself by rebuilding it for the sole purpose of having
uname -r show the "correct" patchlevel...
On the other hand if you're running a custom kernel then you only need
to rebuild the kernel when freebsd-update touches the kernel sources.
I don't recall the kernel was touched at all with the most recently
-p7 patch (openssl), for example, so there's absolutely no need to
Apologies if this was already obvious.
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