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Re: [opensuse-factory] openSUSE won't upgrade successfully from 11.3 to 11.4
Just thought I would post on two personal expereinces of upgrading from 11.3 >

One I did zypper in zypper first, it asked about five quite complex questions,
but I am experienced enough to know that mostly what it wants to delete or
upgrade or switch vendor is usually ok and it worked. (Done at init 3).

In this laptop I did a running upgrade at init 5, whilst continuing to surf
the net and chat on irc. The only command used was zypper dup.

Everything worked perfectly, I just had to remove a few out of date repos
which were not essential.

End result is both machines on 11.4 but dup asked far less questions.


On Thursday 10 Mar 2011 08:00:36 Karl Eichwalder wrote:
Sven Burmeister <sven.burmeister@xxxxxxx> writes:
If I search for zypper in
zypper or zypper up zypper I do not find anything. So if that is the
official way of doing things, the SDB article should be kept

It's a wiki and everyone can change it (and does it). I do not believe
in wikis, though.

I remember that it was part of the article (or its predecessor) yet
since it was removed I thought there was a reason for it.

It's in the history:

14:25, 15 July 2010 Dominian (Talk | contribs) (6,054 bytes)
(Removed 'zypper in zypper' as this was causing issues on systems
noted in #suse on freenode)

And oviously blessed by Hennevogel.

I do not know whether they talked to the developers (I did several
months ago); maybe, things changed in the meantime--but then it would
have been nice to report the changes to the docs team and create an
entry for the release notes...

For me a simple zypper dup worked. Without any conflicts and without any
zypper in zypper or zypper up zypper. I might just have been lucky

It works most of the time, but it could fail at any time.

Kind Regards
Stuart Tanner

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