Dumb question about ports/packages

gabriel normal1.lists at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 01:05:25 PST 2005

a patch would be issued for the source.

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005 01:57:48 -0700, Matt Rechkemmer
<tiberius at trancell.org> wrote:
> This is somewhat of a dumb question, but I'm a bit confused about the
> differences between ports, packages and what is currently on the system.
> Let's [hypothetically] say I have a FreeBSD 5.3 system.  I use the ports
> system on things I want to compile and packages when I'm lazy :-).
> I keep track of my ports 'n' packages with portupgrade(1).  Now here's the
> scenario (fake, mind you).  Let's say SSHD which is part of the core
> distribution from my limited understanding develops a root hole, or some other
> nasty exploit.
> How would I upgrade just one package part of the core like that? Or multiple
> ones for that matter.  Can you use the ports/packages system? Or do you have
> to do an entire system upgrade (i.e. 4.10 to 4.11).
> Any help is greatly appreciated!
> Matt Rechkemmer
> tiberius at trancell.org
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