August 13th, 2003, 18:31
I was reading through this article:

When I was reading is part about patching OpenBSD.

What is your preferred method of patching OpenBSD?


hehe, my first poll here :lol:

August 13th, 2003, 19:42
It depends. On my workstation, i follow -stable via cvs. On my servers & firewalls, i patch as necessary. If the patch affects a lot of subcomponents, i make a release and install the tarballs ontop of the system.

A few things to keep in mind:
- not all patches apply to all servers
- there are no patches released for ports, you need to get these via cvs
- -stable (retrieved via cvs) may have stability patches which weren't released as separate patches

If you keep track of the errata patch files and pay attention to errata for any ports you have installed, you'll be fine. If you notice anything strange with a port, check cvs -stable and misc@ for associated fixes (like 3.3, threads and mysql).

October 4th, 2003, 04:18
I usually just use anoncvs of -stable. Ever since I subscribed to source-changes and announce I know when to fetch an update.