too late to change to security branch?
rakhesh at rakhesh.com
Sun Sep 30 00:08:19 PDT 2007
> I have servers running 6.1 and 6.2. I use freebsd-update in cron jobs to
> install binary security update to the base system, and use cvsup/portupgrade
> in cron jobs to install port updates. By default, cvsup uses CURRENT
The ports system doesn't have any branches. The same tree is used between
all the different FreeBSD branches so you can't just track security
updates only. You track it using portupgrade/ cvsup.
The base system has many branches. In your case, you seem to be following
the security branches for 6.1 and 6.2 using freebsd-update.
> I am tired of some updates breaking something unnecessarily, and am thinking
> of changing to SECURITY branch in cvsup. Is that possible? Some of my
> ports are already locally compiled with customized options.
Maybe you can provide more info on what's breaking?
I use FreeBSD for a couple of headless machines. No X and other stuff, but
I haven't had any breakages so far. *touchwood* Do go though the UPDATING
file to check out any gotchas before updating.
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