Using portsuprade only for security

Manolis Kiagias sonicy at
Tue May 5 12:55:15 UTC 2009

Daniel Underwood wrote:
> I ran a portsupgrade scan, and was presented with a long list of
> installed ports and whether an update was available. In general, I
> prefer not to update ports/packages between FreeBSD releases. An
> obvious exception to this general rules is the patching of security
> vulnerabilities; of course not all available updates are security
> fixes.
> So my question is: how or where can I monitor security
> vulnerabilities? Or, how can I keep my system up-to-date with respect
> to security, without applying every non-security update?
> Thanks,
> Daniel
User ports-mgmt/portaudit
This will report any installed port with security issues. It will even
run from periodic, sending this info via email.

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