Am Samstag, 22. September 2007 schrieb Felix Miata:
I just tried 'zypper update' on a Factory system last updated probably on 10 Sept (last time initrd was built anyway). It spent around 15-20 minutes doing its repository things, then announced "Nothing to do". 'smart update; smart upgrade' found 565.4MB in 626 packages to upgrade.
IIRC zypper update honors patches only by default, not packages.
To change this behaviour, use zypper update -t package
# zypper help update update (up) [options]
Update all installed resolvables with newer versions, where applicable.
-t, --type <type> Type of resolvable (package, patch, pattern, product) (default: patch) -r, --repo <alias> Limit updates to the repository specified by the alias. [...]