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zypper se -s shows installed packages as (System Packages)

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When searching for packages using zypper se -s <packagename>, the package is listed first as (System Packages) and second with the repository name:

sles12sp3:~ # zypper se -s mcelog
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

S | Name   | Type    | Version   | Arch   | Repository
i | mcelog | package | 1.48-1.13 | x86_64 | (System Packages)
v | mcelog | package | 1.48-1.13 | x86_64 | SLES12-SP3-Pool for x86_64

In addition, when running "zypper dup" the command lists a bunch of packages to be reinstalled despite the fact they are at the latest level.
This could possibly lead to a broken system.


Fixed as of spacewalk-backend >=

- Use GTM for rpm build_time (bsc#1078056)


Different package timestamps in the database and repository metadata.

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  • Document ID:7022656
  • Creation Date: 13-Feb-2018
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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