freebsd-update upgrade -r 7.4-RELEASE-p12

Mike Brown mike at
Thu Oct 10 04:37:34 UTC 2013

Eduardo Morras wrote:
> [...] uname -a should give the correct answer. Has uname other utility than 
> show information about the operating system implementation? No, and it must 
> be accurate.

That's what I thought, but when I asked about it here last year, I was told 
that this is the way things are; our expectations of uname are at fault.

I believe if he were to compile his own kernel, it would say -p12.

Suggestions were made for how to deal with it, but I don't know if they 
were ever followed up on. They wouldn't affect 7.x in any case.

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