Is there an equivalent command?

Tried the obvious:

$ zypper update -t pattern <pattern name>
Warning: The /etc/products.d/baseproduct symlink is dangling or missing!
The link must point to your core products .prod file in /etc/products.d.

Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Package '<pattern name>' is not installed.
Resolving package dependencies...

Nothing to do.

I see in the documentation that removal by pattern is not implemented -- is it the same story for update?

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afaik, zypper update does the same ase `yum update; that is:

  • zypper update will try to update all installed packages
  • zypper update package-name will try to update the package with name "package-name".
  • But no groupupdate - correct? Aug 3, 2016 at 19:29
  • no; you can update a "group"; which is called a "pattern" in zypper; using: zypper update -t pattern <pattern name>. Note that you have to replace <pattern name> by the name of the installed pattern (group) you want to update.
    – Chris Maes
    Aug 4, 2016 at 6:22

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