uname -r: release level
chrisstankevitz at gmail.com
Wed Jan 1 18:14:31 UTC 2014
On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 11:25 PM, Chris Stankevitz
<chrisstankevitz at gmail.com> wrote:
> By what mechanism does "uname -r" determine my "release level"?
Some follow-up questions:
- What is the term that people use in conversation for the
"freebsd-update version number" (e.g. 9.2-RELEASE-p2)
- What is the term that people use in conversation for the "sysctl
kern.osrelease version number" (e.g. 9.2-RELEASE) reported by uname?
- How can I determine which "freebsd-update version number" I am running?
- Is it possible for two computers to have the same "world" but
different "freebsd-update" version numbers? For example when
comparing an up-to-date 9.2-RC1 machine to an up-to-date 9.2-RELEASE
- When freebsd-update modifies the kernel in response to a security
advisory, does the "sysctl kern.osrelease version number" change? If
so, does the "sysctl kern.osrelease version number" then match the
"freebsd-update version number"?
- Are there other version numbers that describe the "FreeBSD Version"
that I am running?
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