Disable periodic security check for vulnerable packages

Chris Stankevitz chrisstankevitz at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 17:30:36 UTC 2015

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 2:27 PM, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at gmail.com> wrote:
> set daily_status_security_pkgaudit_enable="NO"
> Google has plenty of results and the man pages for periodic.conf and
> periodic both contain sufficient info to trace this variable down.


Thank you.  You will find this hard to believe, but the word "audit"
doesn't appear in my man periodic.conf or man periodic:

man periodic.conf: FreeBSD 10.1 December 25, 2013
man periodic: FreeBSD 10.1 August 30, 2007

Furthermore, you will find it hard to believe that these google
searches did not turn up the gem you provided:

freebsd ports disable vulnerability check
freebsd periodic disable vulnerability check
freebsd periodic vulnerability
freebsd volnxml
"security run output" vulnerability
"security run output" freebsd vulnxml

It's not like I wanted to post to the list, wait a day or a reply (or
no reply) knowing all the while I might be ridiculed for being lazy,
etc... but if you can point out the flaw in my thinking, logic,
man-usage, google-usage (i.e. "teach me how to fish") I will truly
appreciate it.

Thank you again,


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