On Mar 8, 2004, at 12:15 PM, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
Is there any utility in FreeBSD 4.9 to check for possible updates/bug fixes
I *think* have have kind of a handle on this on the server I just installed...
I usually do a cvsup to update the list of the ports tree, then use a procedure I picked out of http://www.freebsddiary.org/portupgrade.php to update applications with portupgrade.
If anyone else has a method other than this, I'd love to know the procedure :-)
This only updates ports. Updating FreeBSD, I don't know of anything other than if you find a security advisory, you have to have the src tree and patch that portion and recompile whatever had the vulnerability, following the advisory instructions. I'm thinking that since most daemons/applications are from ports, keeping your ports tree updated should limit most remote exploits...I would be interested in knowing of a way to check whether the installation of the OS is up to date, though.
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