09 Patch management

Mirror ports and stable or cvsup

The main idea is to work on defined revisions.

Many people will install server A) on 8.1-RC2, server B) on 8.1 server C) on -stable

Instead install all of them using 8-Stable-2011-03-25 and build their ports using that etc.

If you need a security patch, use revision from 2011-04-20 and rebuild it. then install on all systems.

If a system doesn't have a downtime now, then so be it. once it has the downtime, install the patch that all the others got, instead of updating ports and ... ...

Shorter version:

Always freeze...!

...a certain point of -stable and deploy that. only your patch testing systems should track stable (i.e. rebuild once per week)