Solved FreeBSD Update question...

Hi All,

Usually I am one to upgrade a FreeBSD installation from src, but on a fresh FreeBSD 11.0 installation (from ISO) and having it connected to the internet I thought I would give freebsd-update fetch && freebsd-update install a go.

While the fetch task stated "11.0-RELEASE-p7", a uname -a reveals "11.0-RELEASE-p2". I'm running GENERIC (stock) with no special bells and whistles turned on, and have rebooted after the update. I am almost a 100% sure that I was on "11.0-RELEASE-p7" prior to running freebsd-update.

I feel like I am missing something blooming obvious, but can't see the wood from the tree right now...

Any one any ideas?



root@xxx:/home/xxx # freebsd-update install
No updates are available to install.
Run '/usr/sbin/freebsd-update fetch' first.
root@xxx:/home/xxx # freebsd-update fetch
Looking up mirrors... 4 mirrors found.
Fetching metadata signature for 11.0-RELEASE from done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Inspecting system... done.
Preparing to download files... done.

No updates needed to update system to 11.0-RELEASE-p7.
root@xxx:/home/freebsd # uname -a
FreeBSD xxx 11.0-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE-p2 #0: Mon Oct 24 06:55:27 UTC 2016  amd64
try: freebsd-version -uk
world is always updated to the latest patch-level, i.e. -p7
kernel will be updated at the same version only if a kernel component is updated from that patch, the last time happened at -p2.
Therefore they wiill differ, and that is fine.

Rebuilding from source you will get reported the same versions, i.e. -p7