FreeBSD Security Survey

David Magda dmagda at
Mon May 22 19:28:29 PDT 2006

On May 22, 2006, at 11:49, Allen wrote:

> On my Slackware machines, it was no problem at all, I'd use wget to  
> grab
> the patch .tgz file, then do this:
> upgradepkg *.tgz

I believe there was some talk in the past of treating the base system  
like a package.  NetBSD has some code that does this called "syspkg",  
but it isn't really working AFAICT.

The planned work on updating the installer was part of this (and Tim  
Kientzle's work on libarchive as well). FreeBSD Update would be  
something in a similar vein.

Is it safe to assume that this is still somewhat desired, but that  
one of the stumbling blocks is time / resources?


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