> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of 
> Andrew McNaughton
> Sent: Thursday, 1 June 2006 10:54 AM
> To: Bill Moran
> Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: getting alerts about system upgrades
> On Wed, 31 May 2006, Bill Moran wrote:
> > On Wed, 31 May 2006 23:22:16 +1200 (NZST) Andrew McNaughton 
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >>
> >> portaudit gives me alerts when security issues arise in installed 
> >> ports, and portversion keeps me abreast of less critical updates.  
> >> It's a whole lot easier than the old situation of tracking the 
> >> security lists every day.
> >>
> >> Is there a comparably easy way to track available and critical 
> >> upgrades for the FreeBSD core?
> >
> > The canonical way to do this is to subscribe to announce@ and/or 
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED]  Very low traffic, but 
> important stuff 
> > you need to know comes through those channels.
> I do that, but my mailbox gets lots of traffic.  Sometimes I 
> miss something, and as far as I know, there's then no way 
> system to keep reminding me, nor a way to quickly check the 
> current state of play.
> Andrew
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> Andrew McNaughton           http://www.scoop.co.nz/
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> "We are trying to figure out how you conduct a war against 
> something other than a nation-state and how ... you conduct a 
> war in countries
> that you are not at war with,"   -- Donald Rumsfeld, 27 Jan 2006

I find that using folders / pidgeon holes that the mailer
can filter things into works well. I have a freebsd-question,
etc etc . The rules then presort inbound for me .. and 
if it doesnt match a rule it lands in the normal INBOX..

I have used Cyrus / Sieve for this at home, and also do it in 
(ptui) outlook at the office...


Murray Taylor

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