keeping freebsd uptodate - doubt
sarav_gsa at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 2 06:49:08 PST 2005
--- Karol Kwiatkowski <freebsd at orchid.homeunix.org>
> saravanan ganapathy wrote:
> > I have done the above steps to update my system
> > when I run 'portversion -v | grep -v "=" ', I am
> > gettin g the perl package only.
> > freebsd# portversion -v | grep -v "="
> > perl-5.8.5 < needs updating (port has
> > freebsd# portupgrade perl
> > ---> Upgrading 'perl-5.8.5' to 'perl-5.8.6_1'
> > (lang/perl5.8)
> > ---> Building '/usr/ports/lang/perl5.8'
> > ===> Cleaning for perl-5.8.6_1
> > ===> perl-5.8.6_1 has known vulnerabilities:
> > => perl -- File::Path insecure file/directory
> > permissions.
> > Reference:
> > => Please update your ports tree and try again.
> > *** Error code 1
> > Stop in /usr/ports/lang/perl5.8.
> > ** Command failed [exit code 1]: /usr/bin/script
> > /tmp/portupgrade5864.0 make
> > ** Fix the problem and try again.
> > ** Listing the failed packages (*:skipped /
> > ! lang/perl5.8 (perl-5.8.5) (unknown
> > error)
> > ---> Packages processed: 0 done, 0 ignored, 0
> > and 1 failed
> > How to solve this problem?
> Portaudit thinks perl-5.8.6_1 is not safe. It even
> tells you where to
> find more information:
> If you look there it says:
> > Affects:
> > * perl >=0 <5.6.2
> > * perl >=5.8.0 <5.8.6
> Clearly, perl-5.8.6_1 is *not* affected. This leads
> us to conclusion
> that your portadit's database is outdated. To fetch
> new databse simply
> # portaudit -F
The problem has been solved by updating the portaudit
What is the recommended period to update the ports?
Is there any announcements for any port update? So
that I can manually update the ports.
Is portupgrade contains the security patches also?
Pls guide me
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