pkgdb -F issues
kline at thought.org
Mon Apr 5 11:29:04 PDT 2004
On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 12:18:06PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 08:24:40PM +0930, Brian Astill wrote:
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> > Looked diligently for detailed guidance on pkgdb (Complete FBSD 3rd &
> > 4th Eds, Handbook, man page, FBSD Diary) but found nothing very
> > helpful. The Diary " As near as I can tell, this is more art than
> > science." and "Or you can just "know". were MOST discouraging. :-(
> > Can someone please point me in the right direction?
> > Thanks.
> Well, the dependency on openssl-0.9.7d indicates you've installed
> openssl via ports. Perhaps. However, openssl-0.9.7d was imported
> into 4-STABLE over the weekend, and it's been in 5-CURRENT for a
> couple of weeks. Which means that if you're going to be updating to
> the latest 4-STABLE you can delete any openssl port[*] you've got
> installed and also delete that dependency.
> You can also delete that dependency if you've never installed openssl
> from ports and have no intention of doing so -- so long as you're up
> to date with the security patches, you'll be running a version of
> openssl with all of the known holes patched, even if it doesn't carry
> absolutely the latest version number.
> Otherwise, you should be able to just update the security/openssl port
> (which will get you openssl-0.9.7d nowadays) and everything will be
> back to normal.
> [*] Lest this leads to much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I should
> stress here that you'll also have to recompile any ports that link
> against the OpenSSL shlibs so that they pick up the shlibs from the
> base system.
Matthew, is there any way of collecting a list of these ports
so they may be automated, at least ro some degree? Run
portupgrade at a low prio else at night?
I'm looking for some way of upgrading what must be upgraded,
with MIN intervention... .
thanks for any insights,
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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