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Re: [opensuse] Is offline upgrade still preferred over Zypper system upgrade (13.2->Leap 42.1)?
On 01/21/2016 02:40 PM, Bjoern Voigt wrote:
Warning: Do not skip a release when upgrading! Example: do not upgrade from
13.1 to 42.1. Instead, from 13.1 upgrade to 13.2, then from 13.2 upgrade to
42.1.


After you take your backup in preparation for any upgrade, its just about as
easy to do one as the
other. And regardless of that it says on that page many people get away with
skipping one or more
releases. I've done that in the past and it was fine.

Its not supported.But then this is Linux, and you are pretty well on your own
anyway, do don't let
the fiction of "supported" slow you down. Its a myth. Don't hork over your ONLY
computer.

However there is usually so many more thing you want to do at upgrade time that
a re-partition,
maybe new drives, maybe new file systems, maybe a new distro, that there often
good reason
to start over.

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