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[suse-security] patch.rpm vs .rpm in updating
I've recently set up SuSE 10.0 on a laptop and a PC. First the laptop, I ran
the online update, but chose to remove the packages after the update. Then I
realised I will also need to update the PC once the installation there
completes, so I downloaded the relevant ".patch.rpm"s from a mirror. I
conveniently placed them into the /var/lib/YaST/you/mnt/<.....> directory so
YOU could find them.
Well, during the online update, it didn't, and *then* I realised it
downloads the full RPM packages during the update.
The following questions arise:
A) why download the full RPM, from what I read, the patch RPM does the same,
but to an installed package?
B) I renamed the .patch.rpm's to .rpm's, and YOU actually consumed that just
fine. But, referring to A), does that actually have the same effect as
installing a full RPM as YOU does?
I would be grateful for any pointers, thank you!
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