Lynis and lsof

Lars Engels lars.engels at
Thu Feb 16 11:20:25 UTC 2017

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:41:28AM -0800, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> In that case, a note that lsof should be added to PORTS_MODULES on
> /etc/src.conf. lsof uses several undocumented kernel interfaces that are
> not stable (as they are not intended for external use). As a result, things
> can break if the kernel is updated without lsof also being updated.
> PORTS_MODULES will take case of this for those who build the kernel from
> source. Things get rather messy if you use freebsd-update or packages
> though, as the packaging system sees no reason to make a new lsof package.
> I have no idea how to properly handle this. I simply always build lsof from
> source and lock it so 'pkg upgrade' won't touch it.

That's a good idea. The lsof port should have a pkg-message. I cc'ed
lsof's maintianer.
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