Tracking Security in Ports and Base System

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Wed Feb 8 21:00:46 PST 2006

--On February 8, 2006 5:14:42 PM -0800 Chris Maness <chris at> 

> Newbie question:
> How should I set up cvsup to just track security updates for ports.

Install security/portaudit.  You'll be notified daily regarding any ports 
that need security updates.

> And
> would the best thing to do after I synced CVS, do portupgrade -a so that
> everything selected gets rebuilt.
I do portupgrade -ai.  The last thing you want is to be caught by surprise 
when something is updated that you were not expecting.

> What is the equivalent for the base system?


Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Adjunct Information Security Officer
University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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