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Date:      Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:32:19 +1030
From:      Shane Ambler <FreeBSD@ShaneWare.Biz>
To:        Mason Loring Bliss <>
Subject:   Re: Kernel build error (9.2 on 9.1 userland)
Message-ID:  <528DAFFB.2010409@ShaneWare.Biz>
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References:  <> <528C6123.1010304@ShaneWare.Biz> <>

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On 21/11/2013 02:46, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 05:43:39PM +1030, Shane Ambler wrote:

>> Normally freebsd-update will install minor updates to the installed system.
>> You can use "freebsd-update -r 9.2-RELEASE upgrade" to upgrade to new
>> release versions.
> Can it bring me to 10 now, by chance?

Yes beta and rc versions are available through freebsd-update.
I'm fairly sure that BETA, RC and RELEASE are considered different
versions and require an upgrade to change between each.

10.0 is currently at beta3

If you want to follow the 10 development you probably want to subscribe
to the freebsd-stable mailing list so you can get notified of releases
and any steps that may be needed during beta and rc updates.

>> A good way to identify your running system - uname -a
> The issue there was that it was identifying my kernel, but since I'd botched
> my source tree updates, that didn't necessarily match my userland. It might
> be nice if there was something like Debian's /etc/issue to identify the
> userland version.

Unlike Linux, FreeBSD is one complete project, the kernel and userland
source are updated and released as one unit.

uname will identify the FreeBSD version including the svn revision of
the source used, at least when an svn checkout is used to build , the
kernel config file as well as build date and user@machineid that
compiled it.

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