security patches and release number question
dwinner at dwinner.net
Thu Oct 4 05:29:33 PDT 2007
Question about patch numbers and applying patches:
Last night, I got the openssl security advisory, and this morning am
starting to patch my servers.
I've always just done a "make build world; make build kernel; make
install kernel; make install world" when I've need to patch.
Today, however, I thought I would just try to do the patch on the
openssl libs as described in the advisory. I think it worked just fine,
but my question is this:
How do I keep track of which systems I've patched if I just do a "patch
< patchfile" instead of the whole world/kernel thing?
uname -an still shows 6.2-RELEASE-p7 instead of "p8"; I use this to keep
track of which servers I've patched and which I haven't.
Is there a way to handle this?
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