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In general they're in /var/lib/ and I think by default Suse's Yast uses libzypp so in some sub-directory of /var/lib/zypp
I think by default rpms are not kept and there doesn't seem to be a way to enable keeping them in Yast's repository manager but using the zypper command line there is a "-k" option when adding repositories (see the man page - "man zypper")
From "man zypper" see "-k, --keep-packages
Enable RPM files caching for the repository. "
zypper is able to work with YaST, YUM, and aptrpm repositories, ZENworks 7 Linux Management, ZENworks 6.6.x Linux Management servers, as well as local files.
addrepo (ar) [options] <URI> <alias>
addrepo (ar) [options] <FILE.repo>
Add a new repository specified by URI and assign specified alias to it or specify URI to repo file.
Newly added repositories have auto-refresh disabled by default (except for repositories imported from a .repo, having the auto-refresh enabled). To enable auto-refresh, use the --refresh option of the modifyrepo command.
Also, this command does not automatically refresh the newly added repositories. The repositories will get refreshed when used for the first time, or you can use the refresh command after finishing your modifications with *repo commands. See also METADATA REFRESH POLICY section for more details.
-r, --repo <FILE.repo>
Read URI and alias from specified .repo file
-t, --type <TYPE>
Type of repository (yast2, rpm-md, or plaindir). There are several aliases defined for these types: yast2 - susetags, yast, YaST, YaST2, YAST; rpm-md - repomd, rpmmd, yum, YUM; plaindir - Plaindir.
Add the repository as disabled.
Probe given URI.
Don't probe URI, probe later during refresh.
Specify descriptive name for the repository.
Enable RPM files caching for the repository.
Disable RPM files caching.