Subject: Re: userland build-date?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/04/2004 09:37:54
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On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 05:26:57PM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
  | In NetBSD, I can find out the date the kernel was built using uname, but
  | how do I find out when the userland was built?
  | Maybe we can invent something like Solaris:
  | rfhpc8317% cat /etc/release
  |                          Solaris 9 12/02 s9x_u2wos_10 x86
  |            Copyright 2002 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
  |                         Use is subject to license terms.
  |                            Assembled 05 November 2002
  | Comments?

Interesting idea.  We could also consider adding the details of the
build system as well (a la the kernel build string).

Have you tried adding a rule to etc/Makefile to build this and seeing
how well it works?

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