I’ve been updating a TW minimal mate installation since May with the default settings in /etc/zypp/zypp.conf. After noticing that unrequired packages were sometimes being installed during updates, I changed solver.onlyRequires to true in the zypp.conf file. Is there any way to get a list of packages that have been installed as recommends during the “zypper dup” commands?
erlangen:~ # zypper packages --help
packages (pa) [OPTIONS] [REPOSITORY] ...
List all packages available in specified repositories.
--orphaned Show packages which are orphaned (without repository). Default: false
--suggested Show packages which are suggested. Default: false
--recommended Show packages which are recommended. Default: false
--unneeded Show packages which are unneeded. Default: false
-N, --sort-by-name Sort the list by package name. Default: false
-R, --sort-by-repo Sort the list by repository. Default: false
-r, --repo <ALIAS|#|URI> Work only with the specified repository.
-i, --installed-only Show only installed packages.
-u, --not-installed-only Show only packages which are not installed.