CVSup supfile<src-all> question

David Fleck david.fleck at
Sun Oct 19 14:10:16 PDT 2003

On Sat, 18 Oct 2003, Alden Louis-Pierre wrote:
>     So running my sample CVSup supfile would not patch my system for the
> security advisories from SA-03:08 - SA-0318(as of 10/19/03)?  I'm under
> the impression this supfile would take care of security advisories,
> being that I'm updating the /usr directory.  For everything to take in
> effect I must build and install my kernel as well?  I'm looking through
> the FreeBSD Handbook and I don't
> see this extra step.

Running cvsup will update the files in /usr/src:

# prefix=/usr
#     This specifies where to place the requested files.  A
#     setting of "/usr" will place all of the files requested
#     in "/usr/src" (e.g., "/usr/src/bin", "/usr/src/lib").
#     The prefix directory must exist in order to run CVSup.

but these are the source files, not binaries.  To update your system, you
need to build and install the resulting binaries.

Read sections 21.3 and 21.4 of the handbook. (The process is not as scary
as it sounds, but you do have to be careful.)

David Fleck
david.fleck at

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