How to apply security patches to applications within a jail?

Matthew Pherigo hybrid120 at
Tue Apr 22 16:15:26 UTC 2014

Hi Ed,

When you say "patches," there may be a few things you're thinking of, so I'd like you to clarify: how would you get and maintain your applications normally?
You may be referring to patches in the ports tree. If so, this can easily be done with "portmaster -aD" to update all ports. Of course, the ports tree has to be updated first in /usr/jails/basejail, with the command "ezjail-admin update -P".


> On Apr 22, 2014, at 11:00 AM, "edflecko ." <edflecko at> wrote:
> As security patches periodically are released for applications that you
> might be running in a jail (ezjail, to be specific) like Apache, Bind,
> do you patch them?
> In other words, you can't just apply a patch, recompile, etc. like you
> would if they weren't in a jail, can you?
> Ed
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