Dumb question about ports/packages

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Tue Feb 8 06:45:09 PST 2005

Olivier Nicole <on at cs.ait.ac.th> writes:

> > 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).  
> I'd say, given that ssh is part of the ports
> (/usr/ports/security/ssh), you could ust upgrade that port and install
> that port.
> I'd cvsup ports/security
> then make && make install for ssh

Um, no, as the original poster pointed out, ssh is part of the base
system, and normally you don't need the port.  

Upgrading the base system *is* the best approach.  It *doesn't*
normally require updating to the latest release; 4.10, for example, is
still a supported branch, and will be for (at least) another year or
so.  Updating to the latest of the 4.10 branch will do fine for this
kind of problem.

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