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Re: [opensuse] what does zypper's type "application" mean and how do I find details about it?

On 30/08/2016 17:57, mararm wrote:

on installing some (unrelated) package zypper just told me

The following application is going to be REMOVED:
"System Tray"

Getting curious, I 'zypper se "System Tray"'ed and it came up with

S | Name | Summary | Type
i | System Tray | | application

Wanting to know what this might be, I 'zypper info "System Tray"'ed, just to be told
package 'System Tray' not found.
There would be 1 match for 'application:System Tray'.

Ok, trying that ...

$ zypper info "application:System Tray"

Information for application System Tray:
Info for type 'application' not implemented.


Searching in yast did not yield anything useful either.

So two questions:
- What does zypper mean by this "application" type?
- What is this "System Tray" application and how am I supposed to find out?

This is formed from the package's desktop and application data files and is part of a new system, appstream data from
It is only partially supported by the installation system atm afaik. It helps you to find applications and also to associate files with those applications.
Dave P
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