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Re: [opensuse] 10.1 RC1 to final by updating RPMs?
  • From: Jon Nelson <jnelson-suse@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 16:30:36 -0500 (CDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.63.0604131627350.20499@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 13 Apr 2006, Tim Harper wrote:

> If you can find the RPM repository, you could just create a yum repository
> file in /etc/yum.repos/suse-base to a install source (a url that contains the
> repodata folder)
> For example:
> [suse-base]
> name=suse-base
> baseurl=
> enabled=1
> gpgcheck=0

Why oh *why* would you disable gpgcheck?

> Then, run yum update
> That should at least upgrade all of your packges to the version of the next
> distro. I've upgraded many a times fedora core from an entire number to the
> next via yum, I don't see any reason why you couldn't do it with SUSE.

One very good reason is that sometimes the version (and package) number
of a package between betas (or rc's) and final may not change but the
actual content may.

What I mean is this: let's say you have a package 'foo' version 1.0,
release 1. The RPM would then be: foo-1.0-1

Let's say that the compiler changes between releases, and the foo
oackage gets rebuilt. Now, foo's source and packaging didn't change, so
the version and release number don't change either. However, the
contents did change.

Carpe diem - Seize the day.
Carp in denim - There's a fish in my pants!

Jon Nelson <jnelson-suse@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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