Versions mismatch

RW rwmaillists at
Thu Nov 7 18:39:14 UTC 2019

On Thu, 7 Nov 2019 11:00:21 -0700
@lbutlr wrote:

> 👹 root at mail # freebsd-update fetch
> Looking up mirrors... 3 mirrors found.
> Fetching metadata signature for 11.3-RELEASE from
> done. Fetching metadata index... done.
> Inspecting system... done.
> Preparing to download files... done.
> No updates needed to update system to 11.3-RELEASE-p4.
> 👹 root at mail # uname -or
> FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE-p3
> (I had previously fetched, installed, and rebooted the machine)
> What did I forget?

Probably nothing, freebsd-update only updates what needs updating, and
some point releases don't affect both userland and the kernel. This can
lead to uname getting the the wrong version from the kernel.

freebsd-version(1) was created to solve this problem.

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