This project is closed and read-only.
NOTE: This project is being moved to GitHub: https://github.com/WhyAskWhy/email-updates
At some point this site will go away entirely.
A Bash script that uses distro-specific, OS provided update tools to calculate available updates and email them to an email address for additional processing. A SQLite database is used to keep track of what updates have been reported so you don't receive duplicate reports about the patch being available.
In my case, I have the email address set to a pickup point for a Redmine installation that scrapes the emails and generates tickets to help keep track of what was installed and when.
See the wiki for additional information.