getting the running patch level
brett at lariat.org
Thu Aug 9 22:00:43 UTC 2012
Yes, uname -v will work. Unfortunately, it has an annoying side effect. If one tries
to use the "sysinstall" program to install binary packages, it will fail when
a system patched by freebsd-update tries to access the FTP server, because the FTP
server doesn't know about patch levels.
One must MANUALLY go to the Options screen and remove the patch level
(-p3, -p4 or whatever) from the version string before one can install a binary
I realize that sysinstall is deprecated in favor of the new installer, but
the new installer doesn't have the ability to install binary packages.
Until and unless there's a convenient menu-based installer for binary
packages, would it be possible to fix this glitch?
At 09:43 AM 8/9/2012, Henrik Andersen wrote:
>You can find the current patch level in /usr/src/sys/conf/newvers.sh ex:
>uname -v on the same server:
>FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE #0: Mon Apr 9 21:23:18 UTC 2012
>root at mason.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
>If I read the handbook correctly this should always be true on systems
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