Subject: RE: feature request
To: Julio Merino <>
From: Sporleder, Matthew (CCI-Atlanta) <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/24/2003 11:45:09
So would something like audit-packages be easily available for
the entire system?  Just an easier way to stay up to date.

-----Original Message-----
From: Julio Merino []
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 11:43 AM
To: Sporleder, Matthew (CCI-Atlanta)
Subject: Re: feature request

On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 11:20:26 -0500
"Sporleder, Matthew (CCI-Atlanta)" <> wrote:

> The only problem with that is that you have to reinstall the entire =
system package.
> I know it really isn't huge, but it's definitely larger than just =
being able to update
> a few programs.  On a very distributed system, small updates could =
really be a lifesaver.
> And do you really feel safe reinstalling base.tgz on your production =
> whenver a security advisory comes out?  ;)

Who said base.tgz?  syspkg splits up those big tgz's in pkg's that can =
handled with pkg_{add,delete,*} tools. And those packages are *small*.
Say for example, one for bind, one for sendmail, one for postfix, one =
libc, etc. The same goes for all other "traditional" sets: comp.tgz, =

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
The NetBSD Project -