Portsnap is now in the base system

Ari Suutari ari at suutari.iki.fi
Tue Jan 17 00:29:33 PST 2006

Jos Backus wrote:
 > On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 02:16:16PM +0200, Ari Suutari wrote:
 >>> On Tuesday 09 August 2005 12:04, Colin Percival wrote:
 >>>> About 12 hours ago I committed portsnap to HEAD.  From the commit log:
 >>>>  Add portsnap to the base system.  This is a secure, easy to use,
 >>>>  fast, lightweight, and generally good way for users to keep their
 >>>>  ports trees up to date.
 >> Is there an utility (cvsup-replacement) like this for base system sources ?
 > See csup: http://mu.org/~mux/csup.html. But it's not ready yet.

But isn't this just a clone of cvsup written in C ? I was mostly
after security mentioned with portsnap (using openssl to sign
updates sounds good to me).

I usually use one of cvsup mirrors and have sometimes been thinking
what would happen if someone puts some kind of eval code to cvsup
mirror's base system code...

     Ari S.

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