Freebsd-update and Freebsd Security Advisory

Zbigniew Szalbot zbigniew at
Thu Jul 12 18:08:31 UTC 2007

Dear all,

I hope you can help me understand various ways to patch FBSD system. Today
I got a FreeBSD Security Advisory which advised me to apply
libarchive.patch. Which I did. All went file. But then I issued
freebsd-update fetch and the system fetched two metapatches or so. I went
ahead and installed them (it took less than a second) so don't know if they
were really installed. I guess these were the same patches for libarchive.

I think I am doing a bad thing mixing these two patching systems. What
should I do now? Should I go back and revert some changes?

FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p5 FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p5 #3: Wed
Jul  4 08:21:48 CEST 2007    
root at  i386

When I issue freebsd-update fetch, I get

Looking up mirrors... 1 mirrors found.
Fetching metadata signature from done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Inspecting system... done.
Preparing to download files... done.

No updates needed to update system to 6.2-RELEASE-p6.

Am I safe to continue patching the system either way or should I keep only
to one?

Many thanks for your advice!

Warm regards,

Zbigniew Szalbot

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