Patch vs. Upgrade
dpk at dpk.net
Wed Oct 12 13:17:38 PDT 2005
On 10/12/05, Andrew P. <infofarmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's just not true. Cvsupping to something like
> RELENG_5_4 will do exactly the same thing as
> a patch, only it's the hassle-free way. You see
> a sec-advisory, you type "cvsup -g -L 2 mysup"
> recompile what's suggested in the advisory, or
> the whole world - and you're done.
cvsupping to RELENG_5_4 will include all of those patches, not just
the one you just read about. So if you had to avoid installing a patch
for some reason (you had a local solution, or something, it happens
sometimes) then you need to avoid using the cvsup method.
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