cvs commit: doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports
Jacques A. Vidrine
nectar at FreeBSD.org
Sat Apr 3 09:06:00 PST 2004
On Sat, Apr 03, 2004 at 06:30:04PM +0200, Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> On 2004.04.03 08:21:33 -0800, Marc Fonvieille wrote:
> > blackend 2004/04/03 08:21:33 PST
> > FreeBSD doc repository
> > Modified files:
> > en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports chapter.sgml
> > Log:
> > Add some warnings: people should check http://vuxml.freebsd.org/ before
> > installing any application.
> Isn't that a bit overkill? Ports that have security issues are marked
> FORBIDDEN so users can't install them. If people want extra securirty
> they can use portaudit which checks the vuxml databases automatically.
> I also think it would be very hard to check vuxml manually in many
> cases, since ports can have a lot of dependencies, which might also
> contain security problems.
I haven't looked at the diff, but, it would probably be good to say more
Please check http://vuxml.freebsd.org/ for security issues, or you
can use portaudit to automate the checking for you.
Jacques Vidrine / nectar at celabo.org / jvidrine at verio.net / nectar at freebsd.org
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