ports security updates branch
kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Oct 17 01:48:05 PDT 2003
On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 09:47:40AM +0200, Antoine Jacoutot wrote:
> Hi :)
> This might be a dumb question, but I was wondering if a king of "stable
> branch" existed for the ports tree. Under OpenBSD I think you can follow
> the ports tree stable branch so you only get security updates for your
> This does not seem possible under FreeBSD, if I understood correctly
> only the current branch (tag=.) is used for ports; at least this is what
> I always used...
> Now, here are my questions about that:
> - is there a way to only get the security updates for ports ? (are
> security updates for ports included in the FreeBSD security advisories)
> - when upgrading to a new release, can I use the release branch for ports ?
> The reason I'm asking this is that I don't want to update my ports
> everytime a new version comes out... except if it has a security issue.
FreeBSD doesn't provide this. Since our ports collection is about 5
times the size of OpenBSD's it's too much work.
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