Updating Bind & OpenSSL on 6.1-Stable/Release

Don O'Neil lists at lizardhill.com
Tue Mar 27 16:41:11 UTC 2007

Don't assume that just because this is the first time I've raised concerns
about the ports means that this is the first time I've used FreeBSD.... I've
been using FreeBSD since 1.X.

My point is that it's a pain the rear to do a CVSUP/Buildworld (takes a long
time) so the ports collection is the easiest way to update/upgrade software.

It would be nice to have some sort of reference as to how the original
software was built and installed (the build options) or have the ports be
built to match the original to facilitate easy upgrade of one or two items.
I agree that in general these are 'add on' tools, but there are core
functions (bind, ssh, etc...) that get patched from time to time because of
security and it's a LOT quicker to re-install the port than it is to do a

These are just my observations.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Eric Crist
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 5:10 AM
To: Don O'Neil
Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Updating Bind & OpenSSL on 6.1-Stable/Release

On Mar 27, 2007, at 12:12 AM, Don O'Neil wrote:

> If they are 'ports' specificly built for FreeBSD, shouldn't the port 
> maintainer make them install like the originals were? Makes sense to 
> me....
> Or maybe the original install/release needs to be changed to install 
> the same as the port.
> It's a pain having to debug where everything went, change config 
> files, update startup scripts, make symlinks, etc... When if it were 
> Linux a simple RPM install would update it and I'd be done with it.
> Just my observations.

The ports tree installs things to the /usr/local/ prefix, to help you keep
your ports and base system separate.  This is a normal behavior, and has
been normal for a lot longer than you have been using FreeBSD.  I apologize,
but I doubt the developers are going to change the standard behavior just
because you got confused the first time you tried to replace a base system

Look here in section

Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks

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