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syspatches will be provided for both supported releases

Contributed by Paul 'WEiRD' de Weerd on from the historically-accurate dept.

Good news for people doing upgrades only once per year: syspatches will be provided for both supported releases. The commit from T.J. Townsend (tj@) speaks for itself:

Subject:    CVS: cvs.openbsd.org: www
From:       T.J. Townsend <tj () openbsd ! org>
Date:       2018-03-06 22:09:12

CVSROOT:	/cvs
Module name:	www
Changes by:	tj@cvs.openbsd.org	2018/03/06 15:09:12

Modified files:
	.              : errata61.html stable.html 
	faq            : faq10.html 

Log message:
syspatches will now be provided for both supported releases.

Thanks to all the developers involved in providing these!

Update: An official announcement has been released:

I'm happy to announce that we are now able to provide two releases worth
of syspatches on the amd64 and i386 platforms. The binary patches for
6.1 will hit the mirrors shortly, so you will be able to catch up with
the errata on

   https://www.openbsd.org/errata61.html

using the syspatch utility. People running amd64 will thus get the
meltdown workaround.

This means in particular that 6.2 will remain supported by syspatch when
6.3 comes out.

Thanks to robert and ajacoutot for their amazing work on syspatch and
for all their help. Thanks also to tj and the volunteers from #openbsd
for their timely tests and of course to Theo for overseeing it all.

(Comments are closed)


  1. By Daniel Cizinsky (d.c.) on

    Thank you very much! A great piece of news indeed!

  2. By Leon Shaw (eshaw) leon.edward.shaw@gmail.com on

    Awesome news and thank you for continuing this great project.

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