Freebsd-update and Freebsd Security Advisory

Olivier Nicole on at
Fri Jul 13 02:19:51 UTC 2007

> 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?

No it seems you don't need to revert anything. But you should avoid
mixing in the future.

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

That is already the last update, so there is nothing more needed,
freebsd-update detected that.

You were 6.2-RELEASE-p5 which was the last before the libarchive,
patched libarchive, so you are p6 which is OK.

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

I don't know how freebsd-update works, so I cannot tell you what is
safe doing, except do not mix.

I know that for system patch, I will either apply the patch manually
and rebuild the kernel, or update the full system and rebuild
everything, depending on my mood and on the possible impact on the
system. I just try to keep trak of what I have done.

Best regards,


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