Re: FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-11:05.unix

On 02/10/2011 05:53, Brett Glass wrote:
Another question. Suppose one has built a custom kernel (as I always
do). Does FreeBSD-update update the kernel sources such that I can do a
simple "make buildkernel installkernel"? Or do I also have to csup my
kernel sources to some specific tag and rebuild? If so, how do I know
which tag?

Yes -- freebsd-update will update your system sources. Unless you've
specifically told it not to. In general, if you're using
freebsd-update(8) you shouldn't need to use csup(1) for the system bits,
and vice-versa.

If you are using csup alongside freebsd-update, then just update to the
latest available on whichever RELEASE branch you are tracking. So for
8.2-RELEASE-p3, the tag in your supfile should be RELENG_8_2. But that
really shouldn't be necessary.

Still unsure? The advisory will detail which of the system sources have
been modified and give details of the revision numbers for the files on
all the affected branches. It's easy to just read the files concerned
and compare contents of the $FreeBSD$ tag to what's in the advisory.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
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JID: matthew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Kent, CT11 9PW

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