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Old 3rd August 2008
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Currently, I am using FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE #1 and if the source is at #2 I will update my source tree and buildworld, but I do not know where to look to find out which '#' it is.
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> FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE #1

if you are talking about the string displayed by the kernel during booting then #1 is a count of the number of times that the kernel has been (re)built.

> if the source is at #2 I will update my source tree and buildworld, but I do not know where to look to find out which '#' it is.

7.0-STABLE is a development branch (in SCM speak) which is constantly updated and has no # (actually there is - its called a RELEASE ).

(caveat: the above said may not be 100% correct. since i don't know the specifics of fbsd development.)

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7.0-STABLE is a development branch (in SCM speak) which is constantly updated and has no # (actually there is - its called a RELEASE )
You are right. For some reason I was thinking like I was using 7.0-RELEASE, which does get updates. For all I know, if I (re)buildworld today I could get something that RELEASE users won't get until 7.1-RELEASE.

Thank you for your response. Not only did you answer my question but I found out what the pound sign (#) means.
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You can always visit www.freebsd.org for the latest version info as well. It's right there on the front page.
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