Patching a Newly-Built System

Martin McCormick martin at
Fri Mar 12 19:02:52 UTC 2010

Does it make any difference if one adds packages to a new system
before or after using cvsup to bring the patch level up to date?

	I ask this because it takes about half an hour to go
from nothing to a bootable system via a script but it can take
several hours for cvsub to update the kernel sources and then
the rebuild of the world to take place.

	If it won't effect the operation of such things as bind
and dhcpd, one could bring the services up while it is being patched
and just let everyone know that there will be another short
outage when the rebuild of the kernel is done and we reboot to
take advantage of the new patches.

	Thank you.

Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
Systems Engineer
OSU Information Technology Department Telecommunications Services Group

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