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Re: [opensuse-security] Automatic Update Checking
  • From: Werner Flamme <werner.flamme@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 18:21:02 +0100
  • Message-id: <4739DCFE.2010300@xxxxxx>
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Ralf Ronneburger schrieb am 13.11.2007 15:52:
Hi everyone,

as unfortunately fou4s is not maintained any more I'm looking for a
program / script to automatically check for updates on OpenSuSE 10.2 /
10.3 and send an email-notification about new updates.

As far as I can see the only option YOU has is to automatically install
updates. I'd rather have my box check for updates automatically (via
cron) and send an email if there are any updates available. With fou4s
this was really comfortable. Has anyone set up something similar with
zypper, yum or one of the other update-tools?

Greetings,

Ralf

Hi Ralf,

in /etc/sysconfig/sw_management you can change PREFERRED_SW_MANAGER_STACK
to "opensuse". It does not install automatically, but shows an icon in the
system tray.

You may run "smart update" (givent you installed the smart package manager,
e. g. from software.opensuse.org/repositories/smart) as a cron job, and
"smart upgrade --dump > /tmp/upgradeable" afterwards; the file can be
mailed to you.

HTH
Werner

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Werner Flamme, Abt. WKDV
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15 - 04318 Leipzig
Tel.: (0341) 235-1921 - Fax (0341) 235-451921
http://www.ufz.de - eMail: werner.flamme@xxxxxx
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