Tracking Security in Ports and Base System

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Wed Feb 8 17:40:51 PST 2006

Chris Maness wrote:
> How should I set up cvsup to just track security updates for ports.  And
> would the best thing to do after I synced CVS, do portupgrade -a so that
> everything selected gets rebuilt.
> What is the equivalent for the base system?

The ports tree isn't branched; just get HEAD (aka ".") and you'll get the most
current version with the most recent security updates.  You might want to
install security/portaudit, however, which is a very useful tool.

Yes, doing a "portupgrade -ai" is a fine method for updating the ports once you
have finished cvsup'ing.


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