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Date:      Sun, 13 Jan 2008 18:24:41 +0000
From:      Vince <>
To:        =?ISO-2022-JP?B?GyRCSjhEOxsoQg==?= <>
Cc:, Erik Cederstrand <>
Subject:   Re: Secure update of /usr/src
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文鳥 wrote:
> 08/01/13 に Erik Cederstrand<> さんは書きました:
>> 文鳥 wrote:
>>> 2008/1/13, Erik Cederstrand <>:
>>>> 文鳥 wrote:
>>>>> Hello all,
>>>>> is there any way to securely follow the STABLE branch of FreeBSD, e.g.
>>>>> a cryptographically signed distribution method like portsnap? Afaik,
>>>>> the usual update methods (CVSup, etc.) do not include any
>>>>> authentication / integrity checking. Am I missing something here?
>>>> freebsd-update(8) is portsnap for the base system. However, you can only
>>>> follow RELEASE branches, not STABLE.
>>>> Erik

>> Erik
> Yes, I am aware of that fact. However, 7.x STABLE is the only version
> apart from CURRENT that I was able to get working reliably on the
> hardware in question. And alas, even though the system in question is
> used for testing only,I am still bound by the company security policy
> in this matter... Guess I will have to wait until 7.0 is released.
> Thanks for your help in this matter.
I'm not suer how often its updated but you can to a limited degree
follow the RELENG_7_0 branch via freebsd-update already (see

However I'd say overall you may be better waiting for the release.


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