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[openFATE 312799] Safer distribution updates
Feature changed by: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
Feature #312799, revision 5
Title: Safer distribution updates

- openSUSE Distribution: New
+ openSUSE Distribution: Evaluation by project manager
Priority
- Requester: Desirable
+ Requester: Mandatory

Requested by: Michael Schröder (mlschroe)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
Currently the documentation says that to do a distribution upgrade you
should first update your software stack to the target distribution,
then do a zypper dup. The software stack update can already kill your
system.
zypper could allow an option that makes it first install a miniroot
containing the update stack itself, then automatically switch over to
the miniroot to do the "zypper dup".

Use Case:
- Bob wants to migrate his server from SLE12 to SLE13. Upgrading the
- package management stack fails, but he keeps his original system
- untouched.
+ Bob wants to migrate his server from SLE12 to SLE13 (or from SP1 to
+ SP2). Upgrading the package management stack fails, but he keeps his
+ original system untouched.
+ Joe wants to migrate his desktop from openSUSE 12.1 to 12.2.

Business case (Partner benefit):
openSUSE.org: Failsafe migrations for SLE



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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/312799

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