[FreeBSD-Announce] SSP now default for ports/packages, ssp/new_xorg repository EOL

Bryan Drewery bdrewery at FreeBSD.org
Sun Nov 2 20:02:24 UTC 2014

Ports and Package users,

Ports now have SSP enabled by default. The package repository will now 
build SSP by default as well. SSP is "Stack Smashing Protection" and can 
be read about at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffer_overflow_protection.

This only applies to the head (/latest) packages, not the Quarterly 
branch packages. This applies to the ports checkout that portsnap uses.

WITHOUT_SSP can be defined in make.conf to not use this feature.

SSP will be used to build ports (with -fstack-protector) on all amd64 
releases and i386 releases which are 10.0 or newer.

The "ssp" repository and "new_xorg" repositories will no longer be 
updated after 11/15 as they are no longer needed as both are default for 
ports now. Please update your repository configurations to now only 
track the /latest repository. This is the default from 
/etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf. Remove any overrides from 
/usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/ for the "ssp" or "new_xorg" repositories.

Bryan Drewery on behalf of portmgr

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