stable branch - ports security updates II
I'd like to know if there is any change to this question I already asked here when I was using OpenBSD 4.9.
Since I moved to FreeBSD, but OpenBSD 5.1 is about to be released, and I liked the simple way of doing things in OpenBSD.
If I use the stable branch, is there a way to know which packages on my system have a security flaw, and what is the right way to update them then ?
In the FAQ it is said to read the ports-changes list, which is not handy at all.
(ports-security list is dead and not mentioned anymore)
Here is the post when I was using 4.9 :
I start a new thead because the one above was confusing (my own fault).
I don't want to move to current even though for this branch there are binary updates.
I would continue to use out-of-date. Since you last used OpenBSD, there have been some enhancements that may be of interest:
You will find pkg_delete(8) now has "-a" option to delete any unneeded build dependencies :
-a Delete unused dependencies (packages that are not needed by anything tagged as installed manually). Can be used without pkgnames. If used with pkgnames, it will only delete non manual installs in the list.
Last edited by jggimi; 10th April 2012 at 01:00 PM. Reason: typos and clarity
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