freebsd-update doesn't increment update from 12.2-p4 to 12.2-p5

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Fri Mar 26 17:34:38 UTC 2021

On 26/03/2021 15:42, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Mar 2021 15:36:20 +0000
> tech-lists <tech-lists at> wrote:
>> so I run freebsd-update install, it all installs, then reboot.
>> But uname -a still says 12.2-p4 
> 	<sigh> That is because uname -a shows the kernel version and there
> were no kernel changes between p4 and p5. It is for this reason that
> freebsd-version was written - that will show you both kernel and userland
> versions.

As a public service announcement for those who have missed it,
freebsd-version can show you the kernel version on disk (-k), the kernel
version actually running (-r) and the userland version (-u). The first
two may differ if you've done an update but haven't rebooted yet.

The number of people predicting the demise of Moore's Law doubles
every 18 months.

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