Using portsuprade only for security

Daniel Bye danielby at
Tue May 5 12:57:06 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 08:37:28AM -0400, 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?

Subscribe to security-notifications@ (for base system security alerts),
and install ports-mgmt/portaudit.

Daniel Bye
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