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Date:      Wed, 8 Aug 2007 15:25:02 -0400
From:      "Philip M. Gollucci" <philip@riderway.com>
To:        Rakhesh Sasidharan <rakhesh@rakhesh.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: No updates needed to update system to 6.2-RELEASE-p7?
Message-ID:  <46BA188E.5050606@riderway.com>
In-Reply-To: <20070808230920.R53363@obelix.home.rakhesh.com>
References:  <20070808222628.B49848@obelix.home.rakhesh.com>	<0B124FFF-D212-4373-9D58-9F65A1E4E64A@mac.com> <20070808230920.R53363@obelix.home.rakhesh.com>

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Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
> 
> Chuck Swiger wrote:
> 
>> Not all security patches involve updating the kernel.  The recent ones have
>> involved changes to BIND and the symlink attack starting up jails, and thus
>> they do not result in the version printed by your kernel in dmesg or via
>> uname changing.
> 
> I see. Thanks. Didn't realize that only when the kernel gets updated does
> the suffix change to -p7. I was under the impression that all updates
> change the kernel string to -p7 just to show that there's been some
> updates.
That actually sounds like a bad thing IMHO.  Because not -p4 is not -p4
-p4 = -p7 but for others it might =-p5 depending on the last time they
updated.

It might be nice to have freebsd-update update this portion of the
kernel even if thats the only part thats updated.



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