Using portsuprade only for security

Tim Judd tajudd at
Tue May 5 13:10:31 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 6:37 AM, Daniel Underwood <djuatdelta at>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

portaudit does that.  watch your periodic mailings after install

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