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Date:      Wed, 4 Oct 2006 06:58:22 -0500
From:      Jonathan Horne <freebsd@dfwlp.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: what are pX and #X
Message-ID:  <200610040658.22590.freebsd@dfwlp.com>
In-Reply-To: <45239BD7.30502@verysmall.org>
References:  <45239982.2000006@verysmall.org> <fa8f05950610040426g4cde657ciaf3b58de218108d0@mail.gmail.com> <45239BD7.30502@verysmall.org>

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On Wednesday 04 October 2006 06:32, pobox@verysmall.org wrote:
> > My understanding is that as long as pX doesn't change then #X will be
> > incremented.
> >
> > If you do another rebuild of your p10 system now then I would imagine
> > that #X would increase to #1 and will continue to increase until pX is
> > altered.
> >
> > Al
>
> Interesting. I'll give it a try.
>
> What confuses me is that p is changed to 10 by updating only the kernel
> (the world is supposedly the old one). This means that there is no clear
> indication what is exactly updated (kernel/world) and what is not.
>
> Thank you,
> Iv.
>
> --

pX is the patch level, and this information can be followed here:

http://www.freebsd.org/security/#adv

the #X is independant to the pX, and represents how many time the same kernel 
has been rebuilt on (or for) a system.  my system has had only 1 p10 kernel, 
but mine says #3.

hth,
jonathan



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