Re: Few questions about ports and security
From: LeTubs (dlaw001_at_yahoonospam.co.uk)
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 04:57:45 -0000
"slacky" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hello everybody!,
> I'm a FreeBSD newby. I installed the base system yesterday using the
> mini-iso of 4.9. I did not install the ports collection or packages at
> the moment. Before doing it I have to ask you few(stupid) questions:
> 1) if I install the ports collection from the web using sysinstall, will
> the sistem catch the latest release of ports collection of 4.9, or will
> it catch the one that was build when 4.9 got into this world? :-) ...and
> then I'll have to use cvs to upgrade my ports tree?
> 2) similiar question about packages system: if I install some package
> from the web, which package will I get?
> 3) since probably I'm not interested in upgrading my system with realy
> new packages, but I only need to upgrade packages wich have some
> (security )bugs(more or less dangerous), how can I do it? Only using CVS
> with the right TAG? Which TAG? Ins't possible a binary upgrade?
> 4) if I decide to install all the system from the web, how can I
> activate my ADSL connection to install the system?(simply switch to
> consol with ctrl+alt+f# and modify ppp file?)
(Apologies if this post ends up in the wrong place as it my first time
replying to a post...)
A good place to start is with cvsup (it will allow you easily update
your ports, with specific versions), now versions (that come with
installation disks) and the and specific Tags for specific versions,
I'm not sure myself but cvsup comes with some example files, + a
man page.... Also it may pay to look at the freebsd website
(under docs + ports + cvsup) for the tag information. I hope this
will be of some use to you.