A simple question about patches for FreeBSD from
rakhesh at rakhesh.com
Mon Jul 30 05:56:06 UTC 2007
> Is that mean if I use 5.5-release, I should apply all the patches above and
> if I use 6.2-release I need only apply the
> Is that right?
I'm not sure. (To be frank, I hadn't looked at the advisories so far.
Since no one's answered your question yet, I just had a look at them to
see if I can throw some light).
The reason I say I am not sure is that if you click on the
FreeBSD-SA-07:04.file.asc advisory for instance, you'll see that it
applies to *all* FreeBSD releases. So if you are on the 6.2 release, this
is one patch you have to apply. I'd suppose there are other patches too
that similarly might apply to the 6.2 release.
If you are on FreeBSD 6.2, use the freebsd-update tool to keep your system
up-to-date. That automatically fetches the patches necessary for your
system. If you are on FreeBSD 5.5, install this tool from ports.
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