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[openFATE 308285] Easy way to switch from 11.2 to Factory Repositories - and to 11.3
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  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 15:29:54 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Christoph Thiel (cthiel1)
Feature #308285, revision 8
Title: Easy way to switch from 11.2 to Factory Repositories - and to

openSUSE-11.3: Evaluation
Requester: Mandatory
+ Projectmanager: Important

Requested by: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)

Right now, I have to manually change the repositories when upgrading
from 11.2 to Factory - or from Factory to 11.3. I'd like to have an
easy way, e.g. 1-Click-Install or a script that does this automatically
for my system.
This might not change external repositories, e.g. on the Build Service,
but it should change the official distribution repositories.

#1: Duncan Mac-Vicar (dmacvicar) (2009-11-03 16:06:20)
We support the $releasever and $basearch variables in the URLs, which
is a yum feature we have for compatibility purposes. That allows you to
have "dynamic urls".$releasever
however this is tricky when SuSE-release changes in the middle of an
upgrade. We cache the value so it is read once per transaction anyways.
Also VERSION in SuSE-release never points to "Factory".

#2: Michael Löffler (michl19) (2010-01-18 13:48:15)
Sounds useful. I'd like to see more feedback from the Community if
there is a real need for it.

#3: Stephan Kulow (coolo) (2010-02-12 13:28:40) (reply to #2)
I would like to turn this around: I would like to use it and then hear
from the community if there are problems worth fixing.

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