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[opensuse-project] Re: RFT: upgrade from 11.2 to M7 via wagon
  • From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 17:17:02 -0400
  • Message-id: <AANLkTinYWpyiKMVSLyHoNeHFn5aIMxQq_Tp_3pGWIKhw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Adding opensuse-project because I think "wagon" is a valuable project
feature that is 99% done, but no one is testing.

If tested and the last couple bugs fixed, I'd love to see the 11.3
announcement encourage its use for 11.2 to 11.3 upgrades.

Cont.

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
All,

in addition to "zypper dup", "yast2 wagon" is a supported dist upgrade
path.  (Or it was for 11.1 to 11.2)

I don't have a 11.2 machine I want to move to factory right now, so I
tried to upgrade a test machine from M3 to M7 via "yast2 wagon" and it
segfaulted half way thru.  (wagon is a gui tool to handle "yast2 dup")

see
http://en.opensuse.org/Wagon
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=613820

The wagon version from 11.3 M3 first upgraded itself to M7 and then
started the actual distribution upgrade.  I don't know if the version
in 11.2 does that or not.

Since Wagon is a supported upgrade tool, it really needs to work
before the general release, but I don't have a good way to test it.

I marked the bug major, but if it also occurs with 11.2, I think it
should be critical.  And if it doesn't then likely it is just a normal
bug for 11.3 at this point.

Note: I'm not the author.  I was just testing.

Thanks
Greg


I suspect I'm the only one testing this SUPPORTED distribution upgrade path.

I just attempted to upgrade a vanilla 11.2 machine to factory and it aborted.

See https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=619316

If you haven't tried to "zypper dup" via wagon, you really should.
When it works it looks very professional. I used in the 11.1 to 11.2
upgrade on several of my machines.

But for 11.2 to factory, I have not yet gotten it to work.

Note that the first thing wagon does is update the "renewal stack", so
the 2 CRITICAL bugs I have found have been in factory packages, not in
11.2 packages.

I really hope these get resolved before release and that we can
encourage users to upgrade via wagon.

Greg
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