OpenBSD binary patches

Posted 6 May 2004 at 00:31 UTC by santana Share This

An alternative and convenient way for patching OpenBSD systems when sufficient resources are not available for patching the source tree.

There are circumstances where the current patching system is not feasible because it requires the availability for certain resources that sometimes we don't have. Security policies or the computer we have can restrict us.

The binpatch subsystem can be used to build binary patches that can be distribuited among your hosts to keep them up to date. Unofficial binary patches and the binpatch subsystem can be downloaded from

nice thing, posted 10 May 2004 at 20:54 UTC by gilbou » (Observer)

always liked the idea. you know how much this is great for platforms like sparcstation when you can build and then create binary patches to upgrade/fix troubles on a very old but venerable sparc box :)

hello santana !, posted 11 Jul 2004 at 20:24 UTC by gilbou » (Observer)

i need to port your work to netbsd. i got an old sparcstation machine that would really like this :)

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