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Date:      Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:01:45 +0000 (UTC)
From:      Walter Hurry <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD-update?
Message-ID:  <kl9dn9$vrb$>
References:  <kl8vjf$nll$> <> <>

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On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:52:17 -0500, Mark Felder wrote:

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

I think I agree with this. It's somewhat confusing for a novice like me.

Thanks to all for the helpful replies.

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