how to recompile a port in a clean maneer?
eric.devolder at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 00:08:16 PDT 2005
I know this may seem weird to downgrade. Actually I'm working in the
information security area. I want to setup an old (and vulnerable)
wu-ftpd release, with specific compilation options. But I want it to
be as close as possible to the freebsdb package.
Thank you to everybody for supporting me on this! I could find
valuable information there. and freebsd is really cool!
2005/10/6, Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com>:
> Eric Devolder wrote:
> > Thank you Chuck, now I better understand what's behind this. Maybe
> > just a side question: Can I "refresh" the files contained in
> > /usr/ports with the one of an older release? for example, I would like
> > to use ports from 4.3 while I'm running a 4.11 for now. Of course, my
> > /usr/ports reflects only ports for 4.11. How can I replace them with
> > the 4.3 ones?
> If you have a /usr/ports tree corresponding to 4.3, I suppose you could simply
> copy that to a 4.11 system. Or as someone else mentioned, you could use CVS to
> obtain the ports tree as of a particular date. *Why* you would want to do so
> is unclear; there have been a lot of security bugs found in various common
> ports which have been fixed over the years.
> You could use sysutils/portdowngrade to go back to an older revision of a
> specific port.
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