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Re: [opensuse-security] Automatic Update Checking
  • From: Christian Boltz <suse-security@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 02:48:07 +0100
  • Message-id: <200711140248.08735@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Am Dienstag, 13. November 2007 schrieb Ralf Ronneburger:
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.
Has anyone set up
something similar with zypper, yum or one of the other update-tools?

I have written such a tool, based on zypp-checkpatches-wrapper output
and a XSLT stylesheet. Seems I'm not the only one who needs this
feature - and the XSLT headache wasn't for /dev/null ;-)

You can download it from the buildservice ("patch2mail" in home:cboltz)
or directly from
Make sure to choose the correct distribution, there are some changes
between 10.2 and 10.3.

Usage is very simple: just install the RPM :-)
It comes with the script in /etc/cron.daily and sends the mail to root.


Christian Boltz
Hmm ... Du meinst das RamA ... Das macht das Frühstück gut ... denn
wenn Du RamA verwendest, dann meckert die Frau nicht, wenn Du schon
zum Frühstück vor dem Rechner sitzt. [Konrad Neitzel in suse-linux]
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