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Date:      Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:11:15 +0000
From:      Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        David Newman <dnewman@networktest.com>
Subject:   Re: frequency of pkg updates
Message-ID:  <2028260.lLgEXe72zl@curlew.lan>
In-Reply-To: <54BFFB43.7060208@networktest.com>
References:  <54BFFB43.7060208@networktest.com>

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On Wednesday 21 Jan 2015 11:17:23 David Newman wrote:

> How often is the FreeBSD pkg repository updated?
> 
> Asking because 'sudo pkg audit' sometimes shows vulnerabilities in one
> or more packages, yet 'sudo pkg update && sudo pkg upgrade -f <pkg
> name>' offers only to reinstall the vulnerable version.
> 
> An updated pkg can take days to show up. The ports tree is updated much
> faster, but I'm trying to move to pkg where possible. (Yes, I know I
> could run poudriere and create a pkg repository, but I'm asking here
> about FreeBSD's pkg system.)
> 
> This is on 10.1-RELEASE-p4 amd64.

You can check on the state of the latest build at 
http://beefy2.isc.freebsd.org/#latest_builds for AMD64 and 
http://beefy1.isc.freebsd.org/#latest_builds for i386.

Any ports which have been updated since the start of the build won't appear in 
the repository until the following week's build.

-- 
Mike Clarke



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