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    Updating Free BSD

    Ok, excuse the stupidity, but Im fairly new to BSD...Well ok Im not NEW, but Iv never used it online. My question is, I cant seem to find a way that allows me to update, Iv been reading through my books but cant find what it is to update my system with securty patches. Anyone here a good BSD user that can help me out?

    Also Im starting to read about security for BSD and any site reccomendations would be cool to. But mainly I just wanna get the security patches going so I can play more. Im still reading through the site freebsd.org but I havnt found the "how to update Free BSD with security patches" part yet.

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    I have never used Free BSD... but this looks promising.

    http://www.daemonology.net/freebsd-update/

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    This updates the entire OS: http://www.cs.unc.edu/~jeffay/dirt/FAQ/cvsup.html
    A program that does the work for you: http://www.daemonology.net/freebsd-update/
    Again, updating entire OS: http://home.nyc.rr.com/computertaijutsu/cvsup.html
    Using cvsup to update: http://chxo.com/be2/software/asparag...sd_update.html

    Those should do it.. after a couple searches, those are the main topics that came up so I picked a few.. if that's not what you want please drop me a line..

    jag291

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    Since phishphreek80 has one of the links I have, that must mean I'm on the right track.. Too bad he got it out before I finished searching..

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    Thanks man, just downloaded it. I might be reformatting again though to put 4.7 on instead of 5.0. Mainly because i have alot of tools on a 4.7 CD and would like to choose them that way, so Ill just back this thing up and use it, thanks again phishy.

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    You can find this (and lots more info) in the FreeBSD Handbook

    As for keeping your system up-to-date read the A5 part.
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    SIrDice speaks words of wisdom , http://sddi.net/FBSDSecCheckList.html is a good simple checklist for security too, it is aimed at servers but it is still very useful for desk top . http://people.freebsd.org/~jkb/howto.html is the security bit from the main source . Personally i would just down load the mini iso/or 1st disc , install, take only cvsup and a gui if it makes ya more at ease , cvsup your source and ports tree , buildworld, customize kernel and add sound, install whatever you want using the ports tree (+9000 proggys now) and everything is up to date..
    I have found that searching http://www.bsdforums.org is extremely helpful and has solved most every bump in the road i have ever found. With googlegroups you can search the comp.unix.bsd.misc newsgroup too.
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    As for keeping your installed ports up-to-date I can highly recommend installing the portupgrade tools (sysutils/portupgrade). With the portupgrade tools you can easily add, remove and upgrade your existing (installed) ports.

    In short, use cvsup to keep your source (/usr/src) and ports (/usr/ports) trees up-to-date and use portupgrade to keep taps on the versions of your installed ports.
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