just a short summary of my 10.3 -> 11.0 beta1 update:
- network installation is broken, linuxrc tells that the IP is in use by another machine (see bug 379501#c10, workaround included) - previously used repositories are all lost (bug 379051) - some %postun failures because of missing libncurses.so.5 (bug 381479)
So far, these were all known bugs.
But I also invented new ones ;-)
- my encrypted /home needed an fsck after installation (bug 381739) - my favorite one: my mouse pointer is "imprisoned" when using the touchpad (bug 381745) - existing permissions.local not honored on update (bug 381751) - and some small issues I also reported in bugzilla
Things that are not in bugzilla yet:
a) While testing the new GPG public key management in the package manager, I noticed that the GPG keys for firstname.lastname@example.org (E3A5C360307E3D54 and A84EDAE89C800ACA) expire soon (2008-06-01).
Can this be caused by the fact that I always update to newer versions or are the keys really expiring soon?
b) # zypper sa \ http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/cboltz/Factory/
This zypper call misses the alias parameter. I tested it to verify if a translation was fixed, but got this result instead:
Problem parsing the file at the specified URI: /home/var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000068/repositories/home:/cboltz/Factory: Line 1 is missing '=' sign Ist das eine .repo Datei? Siehe http://en.opensuse.org/Standards/RepoInfo für Details.
This is the wrong error message. The right one would be something like "not enough parameters". See also zypper sa --help output: addrepo (ar) [options] <URI> <alias> <--- this is the mode I tried addrepo (ar) [options] <FILE.repo>
It seems zypper confuses the "add url" and "add repo file" modes.
On the positive side, I'm impressed with the new speed of the package management. And I'm also surprised that I didn't find more bugs until now :-)
Now I'm off to create a test user for testing KDE4...