Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:

I am relatively new to FreeBSD. I use FreeBSD 6.1 stable release. I have enabled portaudit and as a result now get reports about known vulnarabilities. The problem I have encountered is this. I am trying to update php and python and do it by first refreshing the ports tree by using cvsup and then I cd to the appropriate port and issue portupgarde.

However, in both cases (php and python) I get an error. example pasted below:

$ sudo portupgrade
--->  Upgrading 'python-2.4.3' to 'python-2.4.3_1' (lang/python)
--->  Building '/usr/ports/lang/python'
===>  Cleaning for python-2.4.3_1
===>  python-2.4.3_1 has known vulnerabilities:
=> python -- buffer overrun in repr() for unicode strings.
Reference: <http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/portaudit/fe83eb5b-55e1-11db-a5ae-00508d6a62df.html>
=> Please update your ports tree and try again.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/lang/python.
** Command failed [exit code 1]: /usr/bin/script -qa /tmp/portupgrade.95983.0 env PORT_UPGRADE=yes make
** Fix the problem and try again.
** Listing the failed packages (*:skipped / !:failed)
         ! lang/python (python-2.4.3)    (unknown build error)
--->  Packages processed: 0 done, 0 ignored, 0 skipped and 1 failed

I would really appreciate if someone told me where I go wrong and what I should do to upgrade both software pieces. I understand that the problem is somewhere around not really getting the python version I should, but what can I do to fix it?

I just csup'ed my ports tree and ran make on python without any problem.

portupgrade is a convenient tool but sometimes it fail for whatever reason, no idea in your case.

You can always upgrade manually with:

  # make && make deinstall && make install clean

I always run make before deinstalling, it's quite inconvenient to deinstall if you then have problems building the new version.

Cheers, Erik

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