why does freebsd-update and uname report different patch levels?

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Tue Nov 14 17:21:47 UTC 2017

On Tue, November 14, 2017 12:13, Polytropon wrote:

> The patch level only reflects the updates to the kernel. If
> an update only contains changes to the userland (and the
> kernel stays untouched), its version won't be changed. As
> the "uname" command gets its information from the kernel,
> userland changes cannot be made visible that way. This is
> where the "freebsd-version" command is useful.
> See "man uname" and "man freebsd-version" for details.
Thank you.

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