freebsd-update not updating kernel?

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Thu Sep 22 11:02:13 UTC 2016

On Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:14:28 -0400
Ian Jefferson <ijeff at> wrote:

> I was having a similar issue with freebsd-update not being aware (able?)
> to patch up to 9.3-RELEASE-p45.

	Not all updates change the kernel so it is very possible for the
kernel version (which uname reports) to be older than the latest update
installed. In 10.3 there's freebsd-version which reports the system version
as distinct from the kernel version to resolve this problem, I'm not sure
if it has been backported to 9.3 though - try it and see.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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