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[opensuse] zypper update -d undocumented feature?
  • From: jdebert <jdebert@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:26:44 -0700
  • Message-id: <20140330112644.204caf91@bakaboy>
Prefer to use zypper for updates, as yast is much too interactive
and slower, and I like to defer installs until I have time to watch the

However, a couple times I've got a message after everything was
downloaded about files in use being deleted during downloads, typically
when drpms are being downloaded. zypper ps confirms that files in use
were deleted.

It's not documented in the manpage or other docs I've found but it
appears that "download-only" switch for update does not always download
only. For example, drpms are never only downloaded.

I'm wondering if there's another switch to tell zypper that,
"Yes, I Am Absolutely Certain I Want To Only Download And Not Install Or
Delete Any Files At All Positively And Definitely So Don't Assume I Want
Any Files Deleted Or Ask Again And By The Way, Only Download DRPMS. Do
Nothing Else."

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