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Re: [opensuse-testing] Which distribution - how to upgrade to 11.3 M4?
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:06:19 +0100
  • Message-id: <201003261006.20038.aj@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 25 March 2010 19:53:12 Terje J. Hanssen wrote:
Hi all,

1. Which developer version is really installed/running?

Initially I installed 11.3 Milestone 1 from DVD iso, and thought I had
seen later upgrades to M2 and M3 after several upgrades with 'zypper
dup' several times.

But now I became unsure which distribution (Milestone) I really have:

cat /etc/SuSE-release
openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 1 (x86_64)
VERSION = 11.3

cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.32-3-desktop (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version 4.4.2
[gcc-4_4-branch revision 155802] (SUSE Linux) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT
2009-12-04 00:41:46 +0100

Can this really still be Milestone 1 after all package upgrades?
How can we verify exactlly which developer distro (Milestone) we
currently have?

That looks old. I have here:
aj@hp_Mini:~> cat /etc/SuSE-release
openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 4 (i586)
VERSION = 11.3
aj@hp_Mini:~> uname -a
Linux 2.6.33-6-default #1 SMP 2010-02-25 20:06:12 +0100 i686
i686 i386 GNU/Linux

What does zypper sl -d report about your repositories?

2. How to upgrade to 11.3 Milestone 4 ?

Looking at
there is no 'repo' available, just 'iso' and 'delta'

Isn't it possible to use 'zypper dup' to upgrade from a previous
Milestone to M4?

You can either update to openSUSE Factory or use the repository setup when
you install a milestone, it is updated for each milestone

See my old blog post:

If not, what is the recommended way to upgrade to M4? The M4 delta DVD
iso isn't bootable so that one can run an update installation from there
(according to my attempt).

The delta ISO requires the previous version,
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