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[opensuse-factory] zypper dup and the "upgrade workflow"
Dear $LIST,

I recently attempted to upgrade openSUSE 13.2 to openSUSE Tumbleweed
using the procedure described at
<https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Tumbleweed_upgrade>. That page
defines "upgrade" as "moving from an older openSUSE release (eg.
openSUSE 13.2 or Leap) to Tumbleweed" and describes two "supported
upgrade mechanisms", including one called "online upgrade". This
"online upgrade" mechanism involves replacing all the old Zypper
repositories with Tumbleweed repositories and then running "zypper dup".

When I ran into trouble with the "online upgrade" process, I filed a
bug report and was chastised by a developer for using the "zypper dup"
command instead of following the "upgrade workflow" [1]:

please notice that "zypper dup" for a distro upgrade may or may not
work; that's why we provide the upgrade workflow

I asked what "upgrade workflow" he was referring to but received no
response.

Does anyone know what the official "upgrade workflow" is for updating
older versions of openSUSE to Tumbleweed? If it's not already on the
wiki, could I ask someone to please update the wiki page at
<https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Tumbleweed_upgrade> with it? If it
is already on the wiki, perhaps
<https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Tumbleweed_upgrade> could redirect to
it.

Regards,
Tristan

[1] https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1025725#c3

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