Tracking Security in Ports and Base System

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Fri Feb 10 11:14:01 PST 2006

In the last episode (Feb 10), Andreas Davour said:
> On Wed, 8 Feb 2006, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> >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.
> Which makes me finally throw out a question I've been wondering
> about.  Is there no way of getting a specific tagged ports tree, if
> you'd like to get a ports tree the way it looked when, say,
> 4.6-RELEASE came out?

Use a tag of RELEASE_4_6_0 .

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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