keeping freebsd uptodate - doubt

saravanan ganapathy sarav_gsa at
Wed Feb 2 05:19:38 PST 2005

Hai ,

I have installed 5.3 release and want to keep my
system uptodate with the security patches. 

Based on many guides, I have arranged as a doc. Pls
confirm me whether my steps are ok

1) Install portupgrade
2) Sync ports 

     Ports-supfile contains as 

    *default base=/var/db
    *default prefix=/usr
    *default release=cvs tag=.
    *default delete use-rel-suffix

( or should I change tag=RELENG_5_3 )

  cvsup -g -L 2 /root/ports-supfile

3) portsdb -Uu
4) portversion -v
5) portupgrade -arR  { to upgrade from all the lower
versions of applications )

Any other steps to do?

What 'make fetchindex' will do? 

Pls guide me



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