Changing release version on source

Henri Hennebert hlh at
Thu Mar 9 07:57:11 UTC 2006

Quoting Mike Jakubik <mikej at>:

> 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.

I would prefer to wrap /usr/bin/uname with a temporary custom version  
the disired values.


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