SLES 11 SP1 - List of "Needed Patches" is empty


when I start a search for updates in Yast on a SLES 11 SP1 , I don’t get any updates - I only see updates, when I change the filter to “All patches”, “Security” etc.
I last did install updates end of september 2012. I can’t imagine, that my server is up to date. Or can it be really? :confused:

Can anybody help me, please?

PS. My subscription is up to date and correctly registered in Yast.



What happens if you run zypper instead?

zypper ref
zypper lu
zypper lp

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Hi Malcom,

thank you. I tried it just now.
zypper ref gives this message:

Repository ‘SUSE-Linux-Enterprise-Server-11-SP1 11.1.1-1.152’ is up to date.
Repository ‘SLES11-Extras’ is up to date.
Repository ‘SLES11-SP1-Pool’ is up to date.
Repository ‘SLES11-SP1-Updates’ is up to date.
All repositories have been refreshed.

zypper lu and zypper lp:

Refreshing service ‘nu_novell_com’.
Loading repository data…
Reading installed packages…
No updates found.

What’s the meaning of this? Repositories OK but no updates for my machine?

Kind regards,


This seems like expected behavior given that SP1 is End of Life.

Taken from

Instructions on how to update to SP 2 can be found at

Hi Mike,

all right, all clear…
I already have downloaded the SP2 images (I had planned to install it soon…)
So I will install the sp2 very soon :slight_smile:

Thank you! I should have better read the release notes…

Kind Regards,