Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
I read man freebsd-update but it has not answered my questions. That
is, after I have issued freebsd-update fetch/install, where can I find
information about if the installed updates require recompiling the
kernel or system restart?
Thank you in advance!
Not all updates include kernel updates, some are just userland.
If you are running a GENERIC, unomdified (from CD) kernel, this will be
updated in the process. freebsd-update shows you a list of updated
files, and will also show /boot/kernel/kernel if this is updated. You
will also see source files in /usr/src/sys being updated on a kernel
update. Since I always run custom kernels, I just watch for changes in
/usr/src/sys. If there are updates there and you are running a custom
kernel, you will have to recompile it. Otherwise you don't have to. The
uname -a command will still report a previous -p<version> until you
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