About Patches

Toni Schmidbauer toni at stderror.at
Mon Jun 23 02:16:46 PDT 2003

On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 11:54:54AM +0300, Jim Xochellis wrote:
> I need to apply some security patches to my FreeBSD(i386) 4.7-RELEASE 
> box and I am concerned about the possibility that I could actually harm 
> my system while trying to apply this patches. (I am not a Unix guru 
> actually)

i would recommend updating with cvsup:


and following the patch-branch:


in your case RELENG_4_7. but i do not know if the latest security
patches are backported to RELENG_4_7. maybe someone else on the
list is more familiar with the various cvs branches. if the
patches are _not_ backported i would recomment upgrading to
RELENG_4_8 as mentioned in the excellent handbook.

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