Contributed by dhartmei on from the binary-patches dept.
I know the subject of 'binary patching' has already been discussed numerous time on Undeadly... Anyway, syspatch is the way I manage to keep numerous OpenBSD boxes quickly up to date with erratas applied.
After some lurking, I found nothing that satisfied my (OAPS, tepatch, 'cd / and tgz mypatch.tgz', ...). I decided to write these few lines (perl beginner, please don't shoot too hard...).
I wanted something simple and stupid, which will not mask in any way the process of patching (you still have to do so on a buildhost and understand what is patched and how), and could save my (and my colleages) time patching numerous hosts (once a patch 'binary package' is done, you just have to install it on target hosts).
Hope it may helps other than us too. Thank's to my company to allow me a BSD publication out there.
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