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Update: Weekly Update Reporting Via Portmaster

Not so long ago I wrote about how you can configure FreeBSD to email you regarding available updates on a weekly basis. This is something that I have had in place for a while now, and I really enjoy the ability to keep things on the patched (read: bleeding) edge. Recently I found a small issue with the setup I had been using. I wanted to share the fix with anyone that may have been doing the same thing. First of all, let me tell you about the issue I came across. When I would recieve an email regarding available updates I would connect to the FreeBSD Jail and use portmaster -a -d to apply all available updates. I noticed that the number of updates applied did not match the number of updates listed in the email. Odd. Well, after thinking about it for a bit I realized what the problem was. Read more