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Re: [opensuse] Re: how to update iso image of opensuse releases to the latest (fixed) packages that had been released ever since gold status?

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM, Carlos E. R.
<robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
No, the method is to add the update repo while you are running the upgrade
from DVD. It is
not simple, on some releases the procedure does not work for one reason or

this sounds like an idea I already had. I normally upgrade my machines
from one opensuse vanilla to the next, by inserting iso/cd/dvd media
or recently via usb key and boot from those media and upgrade in
offline mode.

years back, when there was this pae-kernel incident, the upgrade
process wouldnt select or something was bad with the kernel packages,
or maybe I am mixing up bugs even, but back then I could download from
my still working opensuse the latest .rpm for the kernel from the
opensuse+1 release and then start the upgrade via cd media and apply
the saved rpm before the mess even started.

so is there an official way on how to make the install and upgrade
process to recognize a locally held repo that would already be
populated with crucial patches and stuff that eventually got/will have
been released by the time I actually dare to do the upgrade?

download all the opensuse+1/updates/ folder to my local disk still
running from inside opensuse, then boot opensuse+1 media and then make
the upgrade use this downloaded folder as well?

any possibilities? its really a pest to suffer from bugs for which
later patches might exist, but those still never will easy your pain,
and the next opensuse+2 release comes with a whole new set of
nightmares regarding the upgrade procedure.

thanks for helping.

p.s. testing the whole opensuse stuff is one thing, but when already
having releases this situation needs to be tackled as well I think,
its just no use of letting the users suffer. there should be an easy
way to mitigate all the troubles that get found during the lifecycle
of the current opensuse products, and people being late to the show
and using "ancient" opensuse release media should not suffer from
stuff that has been mitigated by patches but that will apparently
never make it into official re-releases.
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