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Re: [SLE] System upgrade.
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 20:11:00 -0500
  • Message-id: <1110762660.13115.66.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2005-03-13 at 19:56, Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:
> Ken Schneider wrote:
> >I am looking for info on the possibility of upgrading my desktop to 9.2
> >without doing a fresh install. This would be after a backup of wanted
> >configs and files (just in case). Can I just add the ftp site as a
> >source, move it to the top of the list and do a system upgrade? I am
> >looking to lose as little as possible in already installed packages just
> >get them upgraded. Or am I looking at to many dependency problems.
> >
> >Any thoughts, caveats etc.?
> One problem I see (perhaps) is the system is running when you upgrade
> it. IIRC there are some things that had problems upgrading like that,
> which caused some packages not to be upgraded, and Online update to look
> for the wrong version.

Ahh. Didn't think of that issue, it was presented in the past. I'll
probably use the DVD-ftp I used to install on my laptop and hope I don't
lose too much. At least I'll have my /home backup in case of problems.

Thanks.

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Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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