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An experimental patching framework...
I've been experimenting with a system to automatically retrieve and
install OpenBSD patches, the idea being to reduce the amount of
drudge-work system admins need to do in this regard.
A web page with more detail and sample "code" for the brave lives at:
I am unconvinced that this is the best way to do things, and it certainly
has rough edges, but it does work to a certain degree.
I'd appreciate any comments people might have. Ideally I'd like to take
this idea to a finely-honed conclusion and make it part of the OpenBSD
support infrastructure, since I think this is a "service" that most, if
not all, of us could use.
Adrian Close email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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