freebsd-update command prints updating entries after it downloaded. But it shows them with
more. So I have to press some spaces to continue. Is there a way to avoid this behavior? I want to execute update fully automated manner.
Before doing any of this make sure you are familiar with the freebsd-update process, possible ramifications, and requirements. Like any automated update there is a chance it will screw up.
Create the file
/usr/local/etc/periodic/weekly/912.freebsd-update with the following:
#!/bin/sh - # # # If there is a global system configuration file, suck it in. # if [ -r /etc/defaults/periodic.conf ] then . /etc/defaults/periodic.conf source_periodic_confs fi case "$weekly_freebsd-update_enable" in [Yy][Ee][Ss]) echo "" echo "Updating system via freebsd-update:" freebsd-update cron install;; *) rc=0;; esac exit $rc
chmod +x 912.freebsd-update
Enable it by adding
Your normal periodic report will contain the log results from the operation (e-mail to root by default).
The number 912 is arbitrary, it's just the number I use. You can pick anything in the 900 range and it should work fine.