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.
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