patch management on larger install bases

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patch management on larger install bases

russellf
I am just starting to upgrade all my obsd boxes to 3.8.  I have a copy
of the official CDs -- I know the the ISOs are copyright but is there a
way of burning an updated set so I don't have to patch each system
individually?

Alternately, with the kernel I'm guessing I can replace /bsd (and
/bsd.rd) using the little shuffle recommended in the upgrade docs.
Which perl files need replacing?

How do others who manage several boxes apply patches like the recent ones?

Cheers, Russell

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Re: patch management on larger install bases

Moritz Grimm
Russell Fulton wrote:

> I am just starting to upgrade all my obsd boxes to 3.8.  I have a copy
> of the official CDs -- I know the the ISOs are copyright but is there a
> way of burning an updated set so I don't have to patch each system
> individually?
>
> Alternately, with the kernel I'm guessing I can replace /bsd (and
> /bsd.rd) using the little shuffle recommended in the upgrade docs.
> Which perl files need replacing?
>
> How do others who manage several boxes apply patches like the recent ones?

One possible way is to set up a -stable build box, and make release(8)s
... so it's just a matter of copying kernels and untarring the relevant
install sets on the various boxes similar to how it is outlined on the
faq/upgradeXY.html pages. Updating /etc is not necessary in this
scenario, so it's really simple.


Moritz

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Re: patch management on larger install bases

Jason Crawford
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On 1/9/06, Russell Fulton <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I am just starting to upgrade all my obsd boxes to 3.8.  I have a copy
> of the official CDs -- I know the the ISOs are copyright but is there a
> way of burning an updated set so I don't have to patch each system
> individually?
>
> Alternately, with the kernel I'm guessing I can replace /bsd (and
> /bsd.rd) using the little shuffle recommended in the upgrade docs.
> Which perl files need replacing?
>
> How do others who manage several boxes apply patches like the recent ones?
>
This has been beaten to death on the archives. But I'll be nice and
give you a hint:
man 8 release
I'm sure you can figure it out from there, especially while searching
the archives.

Jason