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Re: [suse-security] Command line version of You

On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 09:00:55AM -0400, suse@xxxxxx wrote:
> Bob Vickers wrote:
> > Since upgrading to 10.1 I have found applying security updates has become 
> > an extremely hit-and-miss process which takes much longer than it did 
> > under SuSE 9.3. I would be very grateful if someone could answer two 
> > questions:
> > 
> > (1) What is the simplest way of applying security updates from the 
> > command-line? Something equivalent to 
> >  online_update security
> > 
> > (2) How do you configure it to use a local mirror instead of the far-off 
> > Austrian mirror that the Setup process likes to configure?
> > 
> > I have looked at the rug man page and frankly don't understand it (the 
> > only bit I do understand turns out to be a lie: it says the only command 
> > you need is 'rug update'). I'm not interested in catalogues and services 
> > etc, I just want to install security updates.
> > 
> There is a beta version of fou4s for 10.1 at http://fou4s.gaugusch.at/
> The entire zen/rug thing still has yet to even provide the functionality
> of the previous update system (no delta rpms, for instance) and takes
> far more resources.
> fou4s is a rather large shell script that manages updates via the
> command line and is designed to easily be put into a cron job to check
> and download updates, then install them at your command. (or even
> install them from cron, if you prefer)  It's kinda sad when a shell
> script is a better system than zen/rug.  Can you believe Novell actually
> charges people for the zen suite?

The ZEN updater on the distro comes with the distro and is free.

Ciao, Marcus

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