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Re: [zypp-devel] Improving zypper dup
  • From: Michael Andres <ma@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:34:14 +0200
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On Thursday 15 October 2009 18:55:09 Bart Whiteley wrote:
If you answer "d"etails to the Continue prompt of zypper, it will
show that the version+release does not change (-> reinstall, not
update) but the vendor does.

I'm not seeing that. The vendor is "openSUSE" for the packages already
installed, as well as the packages in the repo that zypper wants to

On a fresh 11.2 rc1 system, 'zypper dup' wants to reinstall 172
packages. I did notice that they are all noarch packages.

For it's classification zypper does not explicitly look at the buildtime.
Zypper calls it reinstall, if the edition stays the same. But the solver
would not have selected the package if nothing had changed (arch, vendor,
repo, buildtime).


Michael Andres

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