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Re: [opensuse-factory] Tumbleweed snapshot 20170311
On 03/14/2017 10:08 AM, Dimstar / Dominique Leuenberger wrote:
On Tue, 2017-03-14 at 10:00 -0400, Ken Schneider - Factory wrote:
Strangely enough, the last kernel update was in snapshot 0310 - not
0311; did you happen to skip that one?
My understanding is when using zypper dup it's impossible to skip an
update as all new updates include previous updated packages. Am I
in this thinking?
You can easily skip entire snapshots: simply don't call zypper dup: I'd
assume this is nothing unusual (even I do not dup my machine daily)

Yes, I routinely skip some snapshots but once I upgrade to the latest all of the new updates from previous snapshots are included in the latest snapshot.
As an hypothetical example:
latest installed snapshot 0228 has kernel 4.9
snapshot 0305 has kernel 4.10 and also 50 other updates (I read on the list that are issues with 4.10 for certain CPU's, which I have. I elect to not install 0305).
snapshot 0310 has kernel 4.10.1 which fixes issue with my CPU.
I elect to upgrade to snapshot 0310 which has the fixed kernel but also has updates for the 50 packages that were introduced in 0305 that were included in 0305.
Therefore just because I skipped 0305 and went straight to 0310 from 0228 doesn't mean I also skip the 50 updates introduced in 0305
Is my logic right or wrong?

One could also skip single packages (by adding locks).

Yes I use this method for specific packages, I'm currently using it for the kernel packages.

Ken Schneider

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