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Date:      Tue, 15 May 2007 12:14:27 +0200
From:      Karol Kwiatkowski <karol.kwiat@gmail.com>
To:        Victor Engmark <victor.engmark@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Can't upgrade ports collection
Message-ID:  <46498803.2010803@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <7d4f41f50705150304vbdda3f4gd017ca291d725a68@mail.gmail.com>
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Victor Engmark wrote:
> On 5/15/07, Karol Kwiatkowski <karol.kwiat@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Victor Engmark wrote:
>> > I'm getting reports that some of the packages I've installed have
>> > vulnerabilities when running
>> > portaudit -Fda
>> >
>> > I've tried to update the ports tree running
>> > cd /usr/ports && portsnap update
>> > , but it tells me the tree is already up to date.
[...]
>> > What am I doing wrong?
>>
>> Nothing, the ports tree is frozen right know - virtually nothing will be
>> updated until xorg 7.2 gets tested and imported[1].
>>
> 
> Cool stuff, but do you recommend I uninstall the problematic packages?

That depends on lot of factors and, unfortunately, you can only answer
yourself. I've got some vulnerable packages on _my desktop_ right now,
but that's not a problem for me. YMMV.

Another option is to patch ports manually - there's a waiting patch for
php5 port for example:

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=ports/112527

> Also,
> aren't security patches normally shipped quickly to the ports tree?

That depends on the maintainer but usually yes. It's just unfortunate
time right now :)

Cheers,

Karol


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