freebsd-update not updating reported patchlevel
mike at skew.org
Thu May 3 22:12:32 UTC 2012
I installed 8.2-RELEASE when it was new, and have been just using
freebsd-update since then. I run freebsd-update whenever there are new
critical patches. But for some reason, my system's reported patchlevel number
hasn't updated since p3.
For example, with this latest OpenSSL security update, running 'freebsd-update
fetch' says (among other things) "The following files will be updated as part
of updating to 8.2-RELEASE-p7" and "WARNING: FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p3 is
approaching its End-of-Life date. It is strongly recommended that you upgrade
to a newer release within the next 2 months."
So apparently it really thinks I'm at -p3, when I know I'm at -p6, and was at
-p5 before that, and -p4 before that. The fact that the latest update only
included the OpenSSL files confirms that the relevant files have been getting
updated when I 'freebsd-update install'.
But 'uname -r' continues to return "8.2-RELEASE-p3". Rebooting doesn't help.
Is there something I need to do in order to bump the reported patchlevel? I
thought this was supposed to happen automatically, since I didn't have to do
anything to get it up to -p3.
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