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Date:      Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:52:17 -0500
From:      "Mark Felder" <feld@feld.me>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <steve@sohara.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD-update?
Message-ID:  <op.wv19hfhe34t2sn@tech304.office.supranet.net>
In-Reply-To: <20130424203430.e127c9a56fe88f968eed6ad5@sohara.org>
References:  <kl8vjf$nll$1@ger.gmane.org> <20130424203430.e127c9a56fe88f968eed6ad5@sohara.org>

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On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:34:30 -0500, Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>  
wrote:

> You have updated to 9.1-RELEASE-p2 - but since there have been no
> kernel changes since 9.1-RELEASE the kernel version message hasn't  
> changed.
> This could very reasonably be regarded as bug in the update/version
> reporting process but I wouldn't hold my breath for a fix, as things  
> stand
> the version reported only changes when the kernel is updated, or if you
> recompile it after the update.

It would be nice if the version of the OS itself was stored in something  
like /etc/freebsd-version so you know what the version of the OS as a  
whole is. I'd even accept some sort of output by freebsd-update. It just  
seems silly that there's no other way -- kern.osrelease is just the base  
release and kern.version is the same thing that uname -a outputs. It's  
hard to pick this up and monitor it accurately.



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