uname -a and freebsd-version show different output on my system

Dino Vliet dino_vliet at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 29 18:04:16 UTC 2016

      From: Roger Pate <roger at qxxy.com>
 To: Dino Vliet <dino_vliet at yahoo.com>; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org 
 Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2016 6:43 PM
 Subject: Re: uname -a and freebsd-version show different output on my system
On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 12:20 PM, Dino Vliet via freebsd-questions
<freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:
> Dear peeps,I'm running freebsd11 in a virtualbox production machine and something really bothers me a few months already. I have the idea that freebsd-update is not installing the new kernel as uname-a shows:
> 11.0-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE-p2 #0: Mon Oct 24 06:55:27 UTC 2016    root at amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/
> However freebsd-version shows:11.0-RELEASE-p6

The kernel is not updated with every patch level, but freebsd-version
does show the current version:

$ uname -r
$ freebsd-version -k
$ freebsd-version

Was there a kernel update you expected to see between 11.0 p2 and p6?

Hmmm I see, I gues not
So what you say that it's normal behaviour I'm seeing.
Great to know.
Thanks for your fast answer as I was worried.


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