Changing release version on source

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Wed Mar 8 20:23:42 UTC 2006

Scot Hetzel wrote:
> On 3/8/06, Mike Jakubik <mikej at> wrote:
>> Does anyone know how to change the release version of the source code? I
>> have some brain dead software (Plesk) that insists on FreeBSD 5.3, while
>> it will work just fine on 5.5 and even 6. I am wondering i can change
>> the version of RELENG_5 code so that this software will think its 5.3-R
>> and let me install. I have tried changing the variable in
>> /usr/src/release/Makefile, but that seems to have no effect.
> To change it, you would have to edit sys/*/param.h.
> Does the installer for this program use shell scripts?  If it does,
> you could edit the shell scripts to reconize newer version of FreeBSD.

Yes it does, but it's not easy to change them. They also check their own 
CRC validity, and it wold be too much of a pain to do it. Also, some 
binaries do checks too.

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