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Old 4th June 2008
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Default kern.version string in -stable?

Hey, guys!

I've just compiled a kernel for -stable, and the string returned from "sysctl kern.version" displays "root@hostname" instead of "spiderpig@hostname". Section 5 from the FAQ shows that the kernel should be compiled as root instead of a user account, but the -release kernel showed something like "deraadt@openbsd.org". I'm just curious as to how the developers did this. Can kernels be compiled from a user account?

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Kernels may certainly be compiled from a user account, as long as the src/sys/arch/<arch>/compile hierarchy is configured to allow write access to that user.

Userland builds require root access
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