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Date:      Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:05:04 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Walter Hurry <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD-update?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <kl8vjf$nll$>
References:  <kl8vjf$nll$>

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On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:00:47 +0000 (UTC), Walter Hurry wrote:
> When I issue 'freebsd-update fetch install I see this:
> ----------------------------------------
> Looking up mirrors... 3 mirrors found.
> Fetching metadata signature for 9.1-RELEASE from 
> done.
> Fetching metadata index... done.
> Inspecting system... done.
> Preparing to download files... done.
> No updates needed to update system to 9.1-RELEASE-p2.
> No updates are available to install.
> ----------------------------------------
> So if 'No updates (are) needed to update system to 9.1-RELEASE-p2',
> how do I actually update to 9.1-RELEASE-p2?
> $ uname -r

The kernel's version message will only change if the _kernel_
has been receiving changes. So, for example, if you update
from 9.1 to 9.1-p2, and _no_ change has been written to the
kernel, it will still report 9.1, even though the updates
for -p2 have been applied to other places (like system binaries
or libraries).

You can use the -r option to freebsd-update to explicitely
specify a version to update to. See "man freebsd-update" for

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