On Wednesday 05 February 2003 05:18, sweetleaf wrote:
> I coming from openbsd, and have security question about patching.
>
> On openbsd we can review the up2date errata and if there is a security
> issue for which a patch exists, we can download the individual patch and
> use the.....   patch -p0 command to patch the src. and then just rebuild
> the binary / install binary.
>
> The actual page is http://www.openbsd.org/errata.html

The errata for the present production release (4.7), including security 
advisories, can be found at:

http://www.freebsd.org/releases/4.7R/errata.html

You most likely won't find manual patches though, FreeBSD is patched and 
upgraded with the CVSup system. This insures that the entire code base is 
upgraded, to prevent dependancy problems and eliminate cruft.

To get cvsup, as root:

cd /usr/ports/net/cvsup;
make install clean;

Then edit the examples in /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ and use them to upgrade 
the system. More detailed information on the use of CVSup can be found in 
the FreeBSD Handbook (which should be installed in 
/usr/share/doc/handbook/index.html)

>
>
> I cant find this on the freebsd page and was wondering if such a errata
> w/patch exists for this project as i don't have time to cvs and make
> world often  and would just rather patch things myself.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
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