Installing Security Advisories

Rob bitabyss at
Fri Oct 26 10:14:44 PDT 2007

Tino Engel wrote:
> I was trying to install actual FreeBSD patches as mentioned in Security Advisories.
> [[snip]]
> Then the patch programm ask me which file to apply the patch at. The Security Advisory tells nothing about this.

Do you have the full source code installed on the system?  You may only have the kernel, which will have the "sys" directory under /usr/src and little else.  Full source on my 6.2 system has 19 directories under /usr/src, including /usr/src/usr.bin which has a good portion of the "user land" code.

I've done the patches quite a few times with no hitches.


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