[lfs-support] upgrading 2-year-old sys

Richard Melville richard.melville69 at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 17 03:32:06 PDT 2012


> Hi!
> >
> > I had been using LFS for half a year until I realized that keeping it
> > up-to-date is a pain. I feel I'd like to have some hard work again:),
> > so now I'm trying to upgrade that system. As far as I know It could
> > be a failure, but definately not an easy task... I'm confused about
> > how to upgrade the toolchain. I believe constructing a temp. system
> > can be skipped, as I have a functional LFS. I'm doing the "project"
> > chrooting into LFS. I have updated the arithmetic packages that gcc
> > need, and binutils. Ok, to make it short I don't know the order of
> > the packages to update.
> >
> > Any clue would be appreciated!
>
> Why do you want to upgrade?  Is something not working or do you just
> want the latest of each package.
>
> I have to agree -- I'm still running a venerable LFS 6.1.1 build which is
quite capable of supporting, for example, the latest Erlang and Postgres
packages.

I do have a question, however, regarding vulnerabilities in old packages.
Does anybody know of a good website that lists vulnerabilities as they are
found.  That would enable us to replace just those packages in old builds
that represent a security risk.

Richard
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