Dealing with (multiple) pkgs with security vulnerabilities.
Herbert J. Skuhra
herbert at mailbox.org
Sun Nov 27 09:17:54 UTC 2016
Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> Part of my security run output contains a long list of packages with
> 'pkg audit -F' returns a listing of these pkgs with enough details, but
> pkg update && pkg upgrade returns nothing so I suppose there is a better
> way to deal with these.
Output of 'uname -a' is missing.
- you are running a version that is EOL (e.g.: FreeBSD 8.x)
=> update base first and then try pkg update/upgrade again
- you are running a platform (e.g. arm) for which packages are not built/updated
- the url in your repository file (e.g. /etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf) is wrong
> I know I can manually do 'make -C /path/to/port/directory clean reinstall
> clean', but that is so manual and tirng even just for 10 pkgs to be updated.
> What is the easiest way of doing a batch update for all the listed pkgs?
- checkout/update /usr/ports with svn(lite) or portsnap
- install ports-mgmt/portmaster
- run 'portmaster -a'
You haven't updated for a long time (more than a year). So maybe it's
better to remove all installed ports (pkg delete -a) and reinstall
them one by one.
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