[Ukfreebsd] uname -r issue

James O'Gorman james at netinertia.co.uk
Thu Jun 18 21:18:56 BST 2015


On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 04:26:25PM +0100, RW wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:13:54 +0000
> O'Connor, Kevin wrote:
> 
> > 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.
> 
> There was some talk of changing the way this works, but otherwise it's
> really common. A lot of point releases don't touch the kernel. 

/bin/freebsd-version was introduced to report the exact patch level. As
others have stated, uname will only report the kernel patch level.

% uname -r
10.1-RELEASE-p10
% freebsd-version
10.1-RELEASE-p13

James


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