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Default Patching errata after media installation

I am a bit unsure if my recent installation via CD sets includes the errata patches up to the date of ISO download or if these have to be applied manually for every new OpenBSD version install.

Also, the pkg_add -Uu option is for checking updates in packages you have installed, does it also cover apps added via the ports tree?
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If you haven't already done so, read FAQ 15: http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq15.html

Releases do not include any updates from errata, so you will need to acquire source and patch and rebuild (follow instructions on errata).

If you want to do multiple installs, you might want to build a release:

http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq5.html

Upgrading using pkg_add applies to both packages and ports, as explained in FAQ 15. Upgrades are only relevant to upgrades from one -release to the next. e.g. if you upgrade from 5.5-RELEASE to 5.6-RELEASE and have updated your $PKG_PATH accordingly this enables you to upgrade the binary packages to those included with the new release.

If you want upgrades to ports/packages between -releases you may want the patch branch: http://www.openbsd.org/stable.html
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Hello, and welcome. I'd like to add to cynwulf's recommendations.
  • FAQ 5.1, on "flavors" of OpenBSD, is an important document to read. It will help you to understand how OpenBSD is developed and released.
  • Releases are always permanent, fixed binary files. The Project does not ever modify them later.
  • You can choose to apply any or all errata patches, or, as mentioned, you can build a -stable system, which includes all errata patches, plus any minor patches that do not qualify for errata publication.
  • The Project commits "-stable" third party ports, but in recent years has not created -stable packages as the Project doesn't have the resources to do so for all of its architectures.
A third party, M:Tier, offers -stable systems and packages to the OpenBSD community.
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will give the faq some more attention and appreciate the answers gentlemen. (and greeting)
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HReleases are always permanent, fixed binary files. The Project does not ever modify them later.
I will clarify jggimi's comment further. The official CD sets are pressed once. Any errata officially made public are announced at the following:

http://www.openbsd.org/errata56.html

...or can be found at the mirror sites (usually) at:

/pub/OpenBSD/patches

...but the official CD sets are not modified.
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