> From: rotten rottie > I installed a box for trial it was 5.1, I wanted to see if I could use > ports > to update openssh for a test examp. After the port installed I noticed > that > another version of openssh was installed on the system. I
Bad test example. As with named, sendmail and a few others in the base system and ports. Unless you have a need use what's in the base system. Track -release or -stable to update. If a security issue is found you can apply the patch which is posted with instructions at freebsd.org or the freebsd-security list. A couple of good ports are mentioned below if you want to play with them. > 1) if there are two trees(lack of better words) why would ssh exist in > both > the system tree and the ports tree ? Wouldnt it be better to The system version is more likely to be better integrated and tested than the ports version. theoretically. > 2) I have used gentoo in the past and am curious if there is something > simular to emerge -up world/system -- I would like to cvs the > ports/sys > and > then be able to see if anything need upgrading .. is this possible ? Check http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.1R/errata.html for instance, to see if an upgrade is required. Security is probably what you want to track, at least at first. If you use X, install /usr/ports/net/cvsup for the sys/ports trees. If you don't use X, install /usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui. See the handbook, as others have said. Excellent doc. > 3) Say there was a update to openssh .. which would be the > proper way to You might take a look at /usr/ports/security/freebsd-update. Never used it myself but might be easier than patch or cvs. hth, Riley _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"