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Re: [opensuse-factory] Which package recommends a certain other package?
On Tue, 2017-08-22 at 09:51 +0200, Werner Flamme wrote:
Hm, strange things happen ;)

===snip===
# zypper inr
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...

The following 8 NEW packages are going to be installed:
gstreamer-plugins-bad-lang lifecycle-data-openSUSE
obs-service-format_spec_file obs-service-obs_scm-common
obs-service-recompress obs-service-set_version
obs-service-source_validator obs-service-tar_scm

8 new packages to install.
===pins===

===snip===
# zypper se -s --recommends lifecycle-data-openSUSE
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
No matching items found.
===pins===

*scratch head*

The package will be pulled in as a recommended package, but nothing
recommends it? Not even uninstalled packages? I don't understand the
mechanism...


That is 'reverse' - actually nothing recommends lifecycle-data-
openSUSE, but the package itself recommends its installation based on
other packages being present:

Supplements: packageand(openSUSE-release:zypper-lifecycle-plugin)

so, as soon as openSUSE-release and zypper-lifecycle-plugin are being
installed on the system, lifecycle-data-openSUSE is being marked as a
recommended package.

Cheers,
Dominique
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