On Thursday 23 October 2008, Valentin Bud wrote: > May i ask a question. Why do you use phpmyadmin from ports?
Mainly to keep life simple . > It > installs lots of libraries hence possible security threats in the > future. Well this particular box is already loaded up with what many would regard as too much KDE bloatware so most of the libraries would already be there anyway. > So instead of > taking care of updating a bunch of libraries just for phpmyadmin why > don't you simply download it from http://www.phpmyadmin.net/, put in > the apache doc > root, set it up and so you have to take care to update it when a new > version comes > out. Well, providing it works, I'm not too particular about always having the latest and greatest version but I do want to upgrade if there are any security fixes and portaudit running from cron does a far better job of spotting these than if I had to remember to check manually. It was the a vulnerability reported by portaudit <http://preview.tinyurl.com/5vkfw6> that prompted me to upgrade phpMyAdmin when I re-instated the web server on this box.  There are times when this KISS approach falls down. An earlier portupgrade while I was still running php4 resulted in phpMyAdmin acquiring a dependency on php5, which it promptly installed alongside php4 creating quite a bit of chaos in the process. -- Mike Clarke _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"