Thursday, 8 January 2009

An OpenSUSE quickie

The command line tool for patch and package management on OpenSUSE is "zypper". I've used zypper to list patch updates using:

# zypper lu

The patches can be added (updated) using:

# zypper up

Because I never got around to reading the man page, I didn't realise that both the above commands have an implicit "-t patch". I also didn't realise that "-t package" applied to the above commands can be used to display and update packages to a later version.

# zypper lu -t package
# zypper up -t package

Currently installing 83 package updates...

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