I'm struggling to understand what does the '+' symbol mean in the zypper output search.

I have some packages that in the S field have I, others I+.

What is this + ?

For some reason my system hasn't the + in a packet X and I have problems with another packet Y. In another system where there is the + symbol this problem isn't present.



The zypper man page answers your question:

       i+      installed by user request
       i       installed automatically (by the resolver, see section Automatically installed packages)
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  • Cheers. So if I've correctly understood it if there's a plus it means I've typed zypper install packet right? – Saturnu May 10 '19 at 15:05
  • Yes, I haven't verified that on every package, but I believe the man page. ;-) – eblock May 10 '19 at 15:30
  • thank you very much mate – Saturnu May 13 '19 at 7:11

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