how often to update ports?
gull at gull.us
Fri Apr 20 21:06:10 UTC 2012
On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Aleksandr Miroslav
<alexmiroslav at gmail.com> wrote:
> >From what I've gleaned from this list and other BSD mailing lists that
> I'm on, is that some people don't update their port-installed packages
> nearly as frequently (security patches/updates aside). Some people go
> for months/years without doing so.
> So I'm curious, how often do you keep your ports update, and what are
> the reasons for doing so?
I may be more lax than most. I update ports when one of three things happens:
1. I upgrade to a new FreeBSD release.
2. portaudit flags a security problem.
3. I need some feature that's only in a newer version.
I don't do a gratuitous update just because a new version is out; I
like to avoid disturbing things that are working, basically.
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