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Re: [opensuse-factory] openSUSE won't upgrade successfully from 11.3 to 11.4
On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 08:28:37AM +0100, Karl Eichwalder wrote:
Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=677678

OK, that bug should have a work around now. If someone could verify (anyone
still having 11.3? :) it would be fantastic.

The workaround in
http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Most_annoying_bugs_11.4 is good. If one
does 'zypper up rpm' _before_ zypper dup, then it is OK. That works from
11.3, 11.4 RC1 and 11.4 RC2.

This is not a workaround. This is how it is documented and it is an
essential requirement to update the package management stack from the
target distribution before starting with "zypper dup". (We actually ask
to run "zypper up zypper" or "zypper in zypper"; see the Reference
guide, Chap. 15.1.4--it is in the docs that way since ages and
developers recently confirmed that it is needed.)

Another common mistake is to "work" as a regualar user during "zypper
dup". It is undefined what may happen in those cases.

Even if announced as a "live update", it is a plain distribution
upgrade...

During lunch with Michael Schroeder he says "this is wrong wrong wrong". :)

Just "zypper dup" should work, but I let him chime in.

Ciao, MArcus
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