Changing release version on source

Glenn Dawson glenn at
Wed Mar 8 20:47:14 UTC 2006

At 12:25 PM 3/8/2006, Mike Jakubik wrote:
>Glenn Dawson wrote:
>>At 12:06 PM 3/8/2006, you 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.
>>Take a look at sys/conf/
>Excellent, thanks! I'm presuming i have to do a full build/install 
>world for this to take effect. Do you think that anything may break 
>because of this manual change, even if i used RELENG_6 code? I will 
>not be installing any ports.

If the software you're using gets the version in the same manner as 
uname, then all you should need is a new kernel.


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