Problems with pkg_upgrade
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Mon Dec 26 19:41:48 UTC 2011
On Mon, 26 Dec 2011 10:56:45 -0500
David Jackson wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 9:43 AM, RW <rwmaillists at googlemail.com>
> > On Sun, 25 Dec 2011 23:14:24 -0500
> > David Jackson wrote:
> > > I do think packages need to be better supported on FreeBSD, many
> > > users do prefer to use packages due to speed and convenience and
> > > do not prefer to build it all. it shouldnt be such a hassle
> > If you want to use packages I would suggest updating, as far as
> > possible, to release package.
> Huh? The release packages are most out of date.
They wont be on the next release. In between portaudit will tell you
whether any packages are actually vulnerable.
> The idea of using old
> versions of packages, such as firefox, is dangerous because security
> vulnerabilities are always being fixed. So, it really is a best
> practice to use the most up to date packages rather than very old
Best practice is to use stable software with no known pertinent
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