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Re: [opensuse] Is offline upgrade still preferred over Zypper system upgrade (13.2->Leap 42.1)?
On 01/22/2016 01:02 AM, John Andersen wrote:
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

Not always.

Sometimes, there is an incompatible update to the zypper stack, or the rpm libraries or database, that makes a direct upgrade from version 1 to 3 impossible. Indeed, upgrade from 2 to 3 is also impossible, unless you install the last patches in version 2 that update the zypper/rpm stack to a compatible version that can use both stacks of 2 and 3.

This has happened, but I don't remember the exact release. This is the reason why some people recommend to first update zypper, rpm, and related tools, before starting the full system upgrade.

Other times, there is nothing of the sort and the jump just works.


Carlos E. R. (openSUSE Leap 42.1, test at Minas-Anor)
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