Updates to packages can break autoyasts when including dependencies in package list
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i.e. in SLES 15 SP3 an update to docker after the image was created changes dependency files for docker. These packages aren't reflected in https://documentation.suse.com/package-lists/sle/15-SP3/package-changes_SLE-15-SP2-GA_SLE-15-SP3-GA.txt . This is because the update happened after the creation of SP3. If these packages were included in the autoyast file previously this same autoyast will now be broken.
The inclusion of the dependencies fails when the dependencies have been updated/change post creation of the SP* iso. In the specific case of Docker, the following change was made:
docker-runc-1.0.0rc10+gitr3981_dc9208a3303f-6.45.3 >>> runc-1.0.0~rc10-1.9.1
If the original runc package was listed in the autoyast it will fail to install because that file is no longer included.
zypper search -i | grep i+ >> user_installed_rpms.txtSee "man zypper" to see the various meanings of the status column returned with "zypper search -i". Relevant values for the sake of this example are shown below:
The Status column can contain the following values: i+ installed by user request i installed automatically (by the resolver, see section Automatically installed packages)Automatically installed packages
Packages added by the dependency solver in order to resolve a user’s request are remembered as having been automatically installed. They may later be removed, if no more user installed packages depend on them (e.g. by zypper remove --clean-deps).
A quick test on my system resulted in only "docker" being listed in the resulting file and none of the dependencies. Modifying the autoyast file to represent these packages *should* help to avoid this issue. In my test docker remained in the list but the dependencies in question from the situation above were not shown.
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- Document ID:000020398
- Creation Date: 28-Sep-2021
- Modified Date:25-Oct-2021
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