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    Default For those who plan on updating from the factory repos

    I did 'zypper up' from the factory repos today and had one small problem. The latest preload-kmp-default (or other variations of this pkg) uses an unusual version number that zypper sees as being older than the previous version. So a regular update won't update the kernel or the preload-kmp pkg.

    I had to delete the current preload-kmp-default (which zypper and YaST complained about dependency issues) and then installed the latest version of this pkg preload-kmp-default-1.1_2.6.31.0_10-4.2.x86_64.rpm along with the new kernel. Then I could do zypper up for the rest of the updates.

    If one doesn't do this, the kernel wont' get updated and you'll have to do that as a separate step. By the way, after these updates, I have Milestone 8.

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    pilotgi wrote:

    >
    > I did 'zypper up' from the factory repos today and had one small
    > problem. The latest preload-kmp-default (or other variations of this
    > pkg) uses an unusual version number that zypper sees as being older than
    > the previous version. So a regular update won't update the kernel or the
    > preload-kmp pkg.
    >
    > I had to delete the current preload-kmp-default (which zypper and YaST
    > complained about dependency issues) and then installed the latest
    > version of this pkg preload-kmp-default-1.1_2.6.31.0_10-4.2.x86_64.rpm
    > along with the new kernel. Then I could do zypper up for the rest of the
    > updates.
    >
    > If one doesn't do this, the kernel wont' get updated and you'll have to
    > do that as a separate step. By the way, after these updates, I have
    > Milestone 8.
    >
    >


    Had the same problem but I was updating via YAST and took the option
    "downgrade to older version" - or some such phrase - and everything
    installed OK and I got M8. I also downloaded the DVD this morning and made
    one installation from that, but unfortunately found the graphics a mess -
    but that's another story.


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    Default Re: For those who plan on updating from the factory repos

    is this problem also appearing when using:

    zypper dup

    ... this is the command I think is more appropriate for factory as this is NOT a stable release with guarantied smooth updates.

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    No, of course not, this is exactly what "zypper dup" is for.

    It will upgrade every package and even downgrade packages if the "newer" package is no longer available in one of the repositories.

    Did a "zypper dup" a few hours ago and did not even notice that there was anything "special" about it, it just did it's job as usual and brought the system to M8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akoellh View Post
    No, of course not, this is exactly what "zypper dup" is for.

    It will upgrade every package and even downgrade packages if the "newer" package is no longer available in one of the repositories.

    Did a "zypper dup" a few hours ago and did not even notice that there was anything "special" about it, it just did it's job as usual and brought the system to M8.
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    Make that

    +2

    (x86_64 installation also brought to M8 using zypper dup, automatically replacing preload-kmp-default with the "older" version)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akoellh View Post

    It will upgrade every package and even downgrade packages if the "newer" package is no longer available in one of the repositories.
    I got in the habit of using zypper up because I didn't want to downgrade some of the packages that zypper said had to be downgraded.

    I guess I should have started out with "For those who plan on updating with zypper up...."

    I also downloaded the iso and did a fresh install. The installer really looks nice. This morning they only had md5's and sha1's for the i586 version but I did a media check and all was ok.

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    Default Re: For those who plan on updating from the factory repos

    Akoellh wrote:
    > Make that
    >
    > +2
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    > (x86_64 installation also brought to M8 using zypper dup, automatically
    > replacing preload-kmp-default with the "older" version)


    Make that +3. Using 'zypper dup' transformed my M7 to M8 without a
    hitch. It even cured my problems with setting the computer clock that
    I had with M7.

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    Default Re: For those who plan on updating from the factory repos

    Pilotgi,
    even if there are downgrades, that is because of two causes:

    1. suse developers found themselfes in dead end - had to turn around
    2. zypper bug

    If point 1 then do this downgrade!
    if caused by bug just do "zypper dup && zypper dup"

    which downgrades and upgrades and helps this way in most cases! zypper just reached puberty and we must live with it.

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    Default Re: For those who plan on updating from the factory repos

    What I meant by downgrades was when I have installed something that wasn't originally included in the Milestone. Digikam comes to mind as the Playground repo has v 1.0, whereas the Milestone comes with 0.10.

    There's other packages that I have installed to play around with and it's these that I don't want to downgrade when I update from the factory repos. So that's why I use zypper up instead of zypper dup.

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