Automatic updates on SUSE Linux Enterprise 10

I had the problem, that the automatic update function of YaST doesn’t work like I want it to. I just wanted it to install only those updates, that ain’t interactive, don’t need a service restart and don’t need a reboot.

YaST does only feature an online update that skips “interactive” updates (I’ve never even encountered an interactive update up till now). So I went ahead and wrote a (hackish) script, that achieves what I need.

And just for me, the crontag entry: