Freebsd-update to 9.3 from 9.2

Andrew Berg aberg010 at
Fri Jul 18 09:02:43 UTC 2014

On 2014.07.18 03:40, Doug Hardie wrote:
> This gets even more interesting.  Unfortunately I do need to makeworld as sendmail needs SMTP-AUTH and that requires a rebuild.
Then there is no reason to use freebsd-update at at all.

> That is the date/time when I did the buildworld/buildkernel.  kern.osrelease and kern.version show the same thing.  So, now I don't know if I am running 9.2, 9.3, or a 9.2 kernel and 9.3 world.  There must be some way to tell.
The best thing to do since you need to build world and kernel is to just use
svn and do all updates via source. freebsd-update does nothing for you. Grab a
completely new copy of the 9.3 source with svn and then build and install it.
I'd recommend rolling back to whatever you had before the update before doing so.

freebsd-version may have been backported to 9 with 9.3. If so, you can use it.
Also, 9.2 kernel with 9.3 world is not likely to be functional since kernels
have no guarantee of forward-compatibility (9.3 kernel and 9.2 world would
probably be fine, though).

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