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.


1 Answer 1


The zypper man page answers your question:

       i+      installed by user request
       i       installed automatically (by the resolver, see section Automatically installed packages)
  • 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, 2019 at 15:05
  • Yes, I haven't verified that on every package, but I believe the man page. ;-)
    – eblock
    May 10, 2019 at 15:30
  • thank you very much mate
    – Saturnu
    May 13, 2019 at 7:11

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.