Matthew Seaman wrote:
On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 09:37:35AM -0500, Puna Tannehill wrote:
uname -a shows: FreeBSD 5.2.1-Release #0:
I was expecting the release (version, revision# ?) number to be greater than #0. I think I've seen where the latest revision is #9 or so? Do I need to tell it to get the latest revision somehow? Do I need to change the cvs tag= to something else to get up to date?
I thought the #number indicated the number of times the server has been rebooted based upon the last time the kernel was recompiled. Being that it is #0, it was your first book. Reboot the machine and check the number again.
I believe that the #n is the number of times the kernel has been re-compiled since the last time the system was installed. It's probably not a very interesting datum except to kernel hackers who need to do a lot of recompiling.
Oh right right. Thank you for the correction. I'm still wiping the sleep from my eyes. Actually, it might be an "fun" indicator of how many 15-20 minute chunks of time one can never get back. heehee hmm ~sighs and sips coffee~
What the original poster was thinking of is the patchlevel that gets incremented every time a new security (or nowadays: errata) patch is applied to any of the -RELEASE branches. That modifies the OS name (ie. the output of 'uname -r'), so instead of:
it says (at the latest count):
See /usr/src/sys/conf/newvers.sh for the file that controls all that.
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