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    Default How upgrade openSUSE 11.0 to 11.1?

    I have openSUSE 11.0 and I am thinking of upgrading to 11.1. How do I do this and what risks are there?

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    Default Re: How upgrade openSUSE 11.0 to 11.1?

    6tr6tr adjusted his/her AFDB on Thursday 20 Aug 2009 21:06 to write:

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    > I have openSUSE 11.0 and I am thinking of upgrading to 11.1. How do I do
    > this and what risks are there?
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    I have done that and will say that a clean install is much less fraught with
    dangers.

    If you have your /home on a different partition to / then just do a clean
    install it is quicker and leaves you with the correct version of everything.

    Updates can leave older libs and stuff lying around which will one day rise
    and bite you in the butt, and no-one will be able to help because we will
    not know what is left on the system.

    When I did it is was on a reasonably clean 11.0 system on a sandbox machine
    and it worked but it was not 100% somethings just did not feel right and
    some of my older stuff refused to work unless I re-installed.

    So in the long run it is harder work to update than to install fresh,
    hopefully this will soon be a thing of the past as the devs are trying to
    get updating a sort of continual thing so you can always have the latest
    without a wipe and re-install.

    HTH

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    Default Re: How upgrade openSUSE 11.0 to 11.1?

    I did upgrade from 10.3 to 11.1 without any problem.

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    Default Re: How upgrade openSUSE 11.0 to 11.1?

    6tr6tr wrote:
    > have openSUSE 11.0 and I am thinking of upgrading to 11.1. How do I


    http://en.opensuse.org/Upgrade


    > and what risks are there?


    the risks are as usual:

    -you accidently wipe out your hard drive (do you have a backup?)

    -you don't like the new background (heh)

    -the new eye candy takes too much computing power

    -you have to reinstall all the apps you had previously installed

    -stuff like that...

    note: 11.2 is out in a few months, and is available now for testing..

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    Default Re: How upgrade openSUSE 11.0 to 11.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by goldie View Post
    6tr6tr wrote:

    note: 11.2 is out in a few months, and is available now for testing..

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    Where to d/l the DVD ISO from (for oS 11.2) ? Or is it only from repo's ?
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    Default Re: How upgrade openSUSE 11.0 to 11.1?

    > Where to d/l the DVD ISO from (for oS 11.2) ?

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=download+"opensuse 11.2"

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    Thumbs up Re: How upgrade openSUSE 11.0 to 11.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by goldie View Post
    > Where to d/l the DVD ISO from (for oS 11.2) ?

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=download+"opensuse 11.2"

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    goldie
    Thanks for the edifying link - I was looking here though: Index of /distribution/11.2-Milestone6/iso
    (there's no DVD ISO there).

    If you are using the oS 11.2 Milestone release, is it stable ?
    Any issues that I should be aware of ?
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    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: How upgrade openSUSE 11.0 to 11.1?

    > If you are using the oS 11.2 Milestone release, is it stable ?

    it is not for 'use' it is for testing...

    > Any issues that I should be aware of ?


    it is *BETA* software!! it has NOT been released for any reason other
    than testing....

    you should, at the very least, have a GOOD, usable copy of all your
    data safe and in a place that it can't get trashed by BETA software..

    maybe folks test it on a completely different machine, or in a VM
    sandbox..

    and, if you run it you should be willing to post all valid bugs you
    find...

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