I keep getting patch notifications from Novell about vulnerabilities in
certain programs.I've read through the OES Linux documentation on
several occasions and I'm still not sure how am I supposed to patch a
Novell OES server? Should I be using Yast Online Update, which doesn't
work anyway since update needs to be updated. Should I look at the
notifications and update packages and patches individually or should I
use red carpet.

I'm running some basic Novell services (eDir, NetStorage, Novell Samba,
iPrint), and read one TID saying NOT to use Yast online update:

I'm sure each patching/updating case is different (severity of exploit,
etc.), but I'm not sure what to do. Do I just wait for service packs to
come out?

Thanks in advancel,