[Ukfreebsd] uname -r issue

O'Connor, Kevin KevinO'Connor at merseyfire.gov.uk
Thu Jun 18 16:13:54 BST 2015

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ukfreebsd [mailto:ukfreebsd-bounces at uk.freebsd.org] On Behalf Of
> Sevan / Venture37
> Sent: 18 June 2015 15:24
> To: UK FreeBSD Users
> Subject: Re: [Ukfreebsd] uname -r issue
> On 18 June 2015 at 14:51, O'Connor, Kevin
> <KevinO'Connor at merseyfire.gov.uk> wrote:
> > This is more of an annoyance than a technical issue but after a freebsd-
> update fetch install and several reboots uname -a is still reporting the
> previous build number on 10.1 release.
> > According to the handbook uname -a gets it's information from
> /usr/src/sys/conf/newvers.sh.
> > I've checked the file and it does indeed list it as RELEASE-p13 but
> > uname -r is still showing p10
> >
> > Anyone have an idea why the file is not getting read correctly, permissions
> are fine, or where the incorrect information is coming from?  Having to parse
> the file newvers.sh on every server would be a bit of a pain.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Kevin
> Hi Kevin,
> uname gets its information from sysctl, newvers.sh is used when rolling a
> new kernel.
> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/head/usr.bin/uname/uname.c?revision=2
> 56557&view=markup
> Are you using a custom kernel?
No just the standard generic kernel. I'm well aware the freebsd-update cannot rebuild a custom kernel.
> Have you rebooted since updating?
Several times. I've also re-run freebsd-update install (Nothing to update)  and rebooted
> What does dmesg or the contents of /var/run/dmesg.boot say the kernel
> version is?
Yes I should have said that is also reporting p10
> Sevan

I suppose it's remotely possible that as the generic kernel didn't need a rebuild it's still reporting the old one. I shall do a manual rebuild and see if that resolves the behaviour.


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