zypper or yast incantations to get info of versions of a package


I want to get info about all available versions of a particular package,
all patches actually.

Using yast, the tab “versions” I see all available versions, but I want to
know the release date of each patch, or even better, the notes for that patch.

I have tried several zypper incantations without luck.

I want to try an older version of “suspend”. I’m using 11.4

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

zypper search -s suspend

On 2012-05-26 15:36, please try again wrote:
> zypper search -s suspend

S | Name    | Type    | Version           | Arch   | Repository
i | suspend | package | 0.80.20100129-7.1 | x86_64 | openSUSE-11.4-Oss
i | suspend | package | 0.80.20100129-7.1 | x86_64 | openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0
v | suspend | package | 0.80.20100129-7.1 | i586   | openSUSE-11.4-Oss

Thanks. It is the same info as yast, a limited info. Hum, no, the
information is wrong, it only shows one version.

The versions yast shows are:


on both 64 and 32 bits.

I found a way in yast, meanwhile: you select a package in the versions tab,
then go to the technical data tab. One of the two columns show info for the
installable version, the selected version, and it includes date.

The confusing thing is that for this particular package the build date is
19 Feb, but of 2011. It might not solve my problem…

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)