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Date:      Fri, 26 Mar 2021 17:34:20 +0000
From:      Arthur Chance <freebsd@qeng-ho.org>
To:        FreeBSD-Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: freebsd-update doesn't increment update from 12.2-p4 to 12.2-p5
Message-ID:  <f5a45829-2a40-85be-9afe-137f3a649ff6@qeng-ho.org>
In-Reply-To: <20210326154238.48921ea741e2c9e3d46f0378@sohara.org>
References:  <YF3/dCnsnfHykrj3@ceres.zyxst.net> <20210326154238.48921ea741e2c9e3d46f0378@sohara.org>

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On 26/03/2021 15:42, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Mar 2021 15:36:20 +0000
> tech-lists <tech-lists@zyxst.net> wrote:
> 
>> so I run freebsd-update install, it all installs, then reboot.
>> But uname -a still says 12.2-p4 
> 
> 	<sigh> That is because uname -a shows the kernel version and there
> were no kernel changes between p4 and p5. It is for this reason that
> freebsd-version was written - that will show you both kernel and userland
> versions.
> 

As a public service announcement for those who have missed it,
freebsd-version can show you the kernel version on disk (-k), the kernel
version actually running (-r) and the userland version (-u). The first
two may differ if you've done an update but haven't rebooted yet.

-- 
The number of people predicting the demise of Moore's Law doubles
every 18 months.



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