Patches in FreeBSD
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Tue Feb 27 09:15:26 UTC 2007
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry McAllister" <jerrymc at msu.edu>
To: <josh.carroll at psualum.com>
Cc: <questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: Patches in FreeBSD
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 10:53:20AM -0800, Josh Carroll wrote:
> > >My question is: How do I respond to this?
> > >I have seen the word patch used in security update messages - but
> > >didn't follow that path. Is that real? Does it cover kernel
> > >things essentially on the fly or is a 'time consuming' rebuild
> > >still needed?
> > 6.2 now official supports binary patches via freebsd-update(8). From
> > the 6.2-RELEASE announcement
> > (http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.2R/announce.html):
> > "freebsd-update(8) provides officially supported binary updates for
> > security fixes and errata patches"
> > So there's your response. :)
> Thank you.
> I didn't realize my question is to cutting edge - so to speak.
> I saw a few posts mentioning update, but didn't take the time to
> follow them and didn't realize their possible relevance.
> So, good news!
No, it isn't.
They will just find some other excuse to try to switch you over to Linux.
patch excuse was one of the lamest. Even in the "pre binary" patch days it
didn't require the entire system to be rebuilt just to patch a daemon.
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