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Conflicting information about the running kernel version in FreeBSD

I asked a related question about uname before and now want to ask from another angle, because the following simple yet obvious conflicting outputs may mean there is something many people did not think ...
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FreeBSD `freebsd-update` automation?

freebsd-update command prints updating entries after it downloaded. But it shows them with more. So I have to press some spaces to continue. Is there a way to avoid this behavior? I want to execute ...
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freebsd-update from 8.3-RELEASE to 9.0-RELEASE: How to deal with dozens of diffs?

I am upgrading a FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE system to FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE using freebsd-update. This is my first time performing a major version upgrade in FreeBSD. At one point in the process, ...
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where does uname get version number in FreeBSD RELEASE?

I installed FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE, after binary upgrading to 9.2-RELEASE using freebsd-update, all files I checked are correctly in 9.2-RELEASE-p4. For example: the kernel contains the new version: ...
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Unable to update using “freebsd-update” on FreeBSD 7.4-RELEASE

Is there a way to upgrade 7.4-RELEASE-p5 to 7.4-RELEASE-p12 using freebsd-update now? bash-4.2# freebsd-update upgrade -r 7.4-RELEASE-p12 Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 5 mirrors found. ...
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How do I non-interactively update FreeBSD system (and ports)?

Essentially, I am looking for a fully silent, non-interactive version of freebsd-update fetch freebsd-update install and portsnap fetch update
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Best way to upgrade FreeBSD with non generic kernel (XENHVM)

Since manually upgrading from source (cvsup) is deprecated and the recommendation is to use freebsd-update: What's the best way to upgrade (e.g. 9.1 to 9.2) while keeping a non-generic (XENHVM) ...
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How can I list when was all my installed FreeBSD ports built?

I have a FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE system which I now upgrading to 9.0-RELEASE. In this process I need to rebuild all my ports installed. How can I list the date of last build for each installed port, to be ...
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Machine boots GENERIC kernel after freebsd-update install

The last two times I ran freebsd-update install the machine (re)booted from the GENERIC kernel instead of my custom kernel. As suggested by Freebsd Update (section 25.2.2) I have a GENERIC kernel in ...
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freebsd-update for live installation (8.2 to 8.3)

At the end of this month, our FreeBSD 8.2 installation will no more be supported by the FreeBSD Security team. I'd like to use freebsd-update since it looks the more convenient way to update the ...
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Recompiling FreeBSD-10 release from SVN source

I run 10.0-RELEASE on my server and I'm wondering something. If I do buildworld with official source from svn, will i be able to use freebsd-update to upgrade in the future or I have to settle with ...
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frebsd-update IDS reports wrong SHA256 on every single file on my system

How come freebsd-update says following on every single file on my file system? # freebsd-update IDS > freebsd-update.IDS # tail -1 freebsd-update.IDS /var/db/mergemaster.mtree has SHA256 hash ...