In the past I've been mirroring the OES2-Updates-bundle and SLES10-SP1-Updates-bundle then applying those updates via the rug up command. I recently opened a ticket with Novell Support and the issue of patching came up. The engineer suggested I update using Novell's update server (via suse_register) and the command rug up -t patch.

Is there a difference between applying the monolithic patches and the Update bundles?

When I created the monolithic patch bundles (via zlmmirror) and tried rug up -t patch, no updates were applied even though rug lu showed several updates.

So confused,