Subject: pkg/19479: pkgsrc waits until package is built to check for security alert
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/20/2002 19:34:55
>Synopsis: pkgsrc waits until package is built to check for security alert
>Arrival-Date: Fri Dec 20 16:35:00 PST 2002
>Originator: John Franklin
>Release: NetBSD 1.5.3
ICBM: N37 12'54", W80 27'14" Z+2100'
System: NetBSD elfie.org 1.5.3 NetBSD 1.5.3 (ELFIE-$Revision: 220.127.116.11 $) #0: Fri Dec 20 16:24:38 EST 2002 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/alpha/compile/ELFIE alpha
The pkgsrc system waits until the package in question is built and installed
before alerting the user that the package has a security alert on it. Hours
or days may have been spent (especially with slower machines or network
connections) to fetch and build the package before the warning is issued.
cvs update -r netbsd-1-5-PATCH003
Add checks early on in the make process that a package has a security
alert issued for it.