On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 1:26 PM, Carlos F Lange
When I open YaST2 Software Management after a fresh
install and after adding a
few repos, including Packman, I have about 20 updates, mostly libs, such as
libavcodec52 from Packman, preset as automatic updates.
If I do zypper up, I get "Nothing to do".
Why are they behaving differently and how can I get zypper to match YaST2?
I am creating a few scripts for streamlined installation in my lab computers
and I am counting with zypper to by-pass the GUI.
Zypper up will not look at alternate repos for an already installed
package. So if packman has newer versions of a package than the oss
or -non-oss repo "zypper up" will ignore the packman version.
I think "zypper patch" loosens those restrictions somewhat and is
closer to what Yast is doing. FYI: "zypper patch" is the recommended
command to apply security patches via zypper.
zypper dup will ignore that criteria altogether and pull packages from
where ever it finds them.
Thus zypper dup should be run with some amount of care. But it is
used heavily by the devs as they work with the factory repos, so they
tend to talk about it / recommend it.
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