Not able to patch from ZCM YUM repository

  • 7007846
  • 08-Feb-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 11 Configuration Management - Linux Package Management
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1


Mirrored SLES 11 SP1 Updates Linux Bundle exported as YUM repository

zypper lu or zypper up does not show any update available


This is fixed in version 11.1 - see KB 7008746 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.1 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at


Add the following line in /etc/zypp/zypp.conf:
solver.allowVendorChange = true

Additional Information

The YUM repository meta-data information (primary.xml.gz)contains empty vendor information instead of the vendor information contained in the different rpm packages.  Zypper requires the YUM repository meta-data information to contain vendor information of the rpm packages to match it against the already installed version of the packages.