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Date:      Wed, 8 Aug 2007 20:53:03 +0200
From:      Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl>
To:        Rakhesh Sasidharan <rakhesh@rakhesh.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: No updates needed to update system to 6.2-RELEASE-p7?
Message-ID:  <20070808185303.GA51543@slackbox.xs4all.nl>
In-Reply-To: <20070808222628.B49848@obelix.home.rakhesh.com>
References:  <20070808222628.B49848@obelix.home.rakhesh.com>

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On Wed, Aug 08, 2007 at 10:33:38PM +0400, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:

> $ freebsd-update fetch
> Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 1 mirrors found.
> Fetching metadata signature from update1.FreeBSD.org... done.
> Fetching metadata index... done.
> Inspecting system... done.
> Preparing to download files... done.
>=20
> No updates needed to update system to 6.2-RELEASE-p7.
>=20
> $ uname -a
> FreeBSD asterix 6.2-RELEASE-p4 FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p4 #0: Thu Apr 26=20
> 17:40:53
> UTC 2007    root@i386-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERI=
C=20
> i386
>=20
> Is that normal?

Yes.

The updates coming after 4 did not effect the kernel (which holds the
release number string), just some userland programs.

So the userland programs have been updated, but that hasn't changed the
version string in the kernel. If you rebuild the kernel, install it and
reboot you'll see -p7.

Roland
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