On Saturday 16 September 2006 21:34, Bob wrote: > On Saturday 16 September 2006 16:13, RW wrote: > > Not all of the point releases are for the kernel, for example > > 6.1-RELEASE-p2 was a sendmail fix. > > Ok I see; just because my kernel is at p6, doesn't mean the base system is. > > I wasn't on FreeBSD when p2 was released. Would that p2 have triggered a > portaudit warning? Assuming of course that p2 was a security related > sendmail patch. > > What I am getting at is if, my sendmail were acting up, I would look for an > update, and patch sendmail only. If the patch were security related I would > patch it anyway, but I can't see why I would want to rebuild the entire > system for a sendmail upgrade, or a kernel stability patch, when the > individual broken/insecure pieces can be fixed with much less hassel, time, > and risk.
In FreeBSD the most conservative approach is to rebuild both world and kernel, they are more of a "matched pair" than in Linux. Since I don't bother to drop into single-user mode, or do the extra reboot for point releases, I just run a single script that does the whole thing (including cvsup), then reboot at my convenience. Having said that, I know some people that run STABLE will just rebuild individual parts of world. IMHO this is a lot more hassle than typing the name of a script, and letting the hardware take the strain. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"