What's the latest release from freebsd-update?

Dan Langille dlangille at sourcefire.com
Fri Feb 20 01:28:15 UTC 2015

I want to write a check to let us know if a given server is on the latest

For example, how can I determine that FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE-p5 is the latest
and greatest?

I could run freebsd-update and see what comes back, but that's not ideal
for a Nagios check.

This output seems promising:

$ sysctl kern.version
kern.version: FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE-p5 #0: Mon Nov  3 22:38:58 UTC 2014
    root at amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC

Let's assume we use that as the check for the host.

What do we compare it to?  Where can I find out that 9.3-RELEASE-p6 is

Dan Langille
Infrastructure & Operations
Talos Group
Sourcefire, Inc.

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