What happened with portaudit?

martinko martinkov at pobox.sk
Mon Nov 7 18:30:06 GMT 2005

Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> On 2005.11.06 21:48:52 +0100, Jimmy Scott wrote:
>>On Sun, Nov 06, 2005 at 05:30:00PM +0100, Kövesdán Gábor wrote:
>>>One of my machines I got a report about 3 vulnerable packages (php4, 
>>>ruby, openssl) in tomorrows security run output, but in today's security 
>>>run output all of them disappeared, but nobody upgraded or removed the 
>>>affected packages. I reinstalled portaudit, refreshd its database, but 
>>>now it reports 0 affected pakages. The pkg_info command lists that three 
>>>packages, so they are still installed. Does anybody suspect what's wrong?
>>I noticed the same, but didn't had the time to look for a possible
>>answer on that question.
> It does seem to work for me now.  Could people having this problem
> please check the size of /var/db/portaudit/auditfile.tbz and try to
> run portaudit -Fa to refetch the database and check again?
> For reference:
> [simon at zaphod:/tmp] ls -l /var/db/portaudit/auditfile.tbz
> -r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  31762  6 Nov 22:40 /var/db/portaudit/auditfile.tbz
> There have been one previous report where a problem with the portaudit
> database build resulted in an incomplete auditfile which was then
> fixed after the next portaudit database rebuild.

it works now.

and yes, i did portaudit -Fda several times during that day to no avail.


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