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Re: [zypp-devel] New Resolver::addUpgradeRepo to perform a dist upgrade restricted to certain repositories.
  • From: Michael Andres <ma@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 12:21:57 +0200
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On Monday 03 August 2009 19:10:04 PGNet Dev wrote:

On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Michael Andres<ma@xxxxxxx> wrote:
JFYI: libzypp-6.13.0 Resolver::addUpgradeRepo to perform a dist upgrade
restricted to one (or more, if called repeatedly) repository.

This should be suitable for

 zypper dup --repo foo
 (or        --name foo)

i thought 'dup' was to be across all enabled repos ... i'm unclear as
to how 'dup' restricted to a given repo is, then, different than 'up'
restricted to a particular repo.

can you perhaps clarify use case?

The main difference between 'dup' and 'up' is that 'dup' does not consider the
installed packages version or vendor. Dup performs as if you were doing a
fresh installation. The installed system just defines the amount of packages,
but the packages origin is mostly determined by the repository priorities.
Thus 'dup' is allowed to downgrade and change vendor.

While 'up' just looks for newer versions and tries to stay with the installed

Unfortunately Michael (mls) is on vacation, maybe he'd be able to explain

If you e.g. decide to follow some development repo, you usually want to
replace your installed packages with versions from that repo. You could
assign a high priority to that repo and perform a plain 'zypper dup', but
this might change much more than you actually want.

And unlike zyppers current '--repo' implementation, which AFAIK just disables
all other repos (Jano may correct me), the other repos say visible and the
solver may use them to resolve dependencies.


Michael Andres

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