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    Default Upgrading to 11.4?

    I am a little unsure about upgrading from 11.3 to 11.4 as I am reading about bad bugs and things like zypper, dup and RC2. I should be OK on the bug bit as recently I had one and was shown how to report it and then fix it but I am a bit concerned about updating to have a load of problems. Do you think its safe?

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    Default Re: Upgrading to 11.4?

    I'm waiting until EOL of openSUSE 11.3.
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    Default Re : Upgrading to 11.4?

    Quote Originally Posted by ex-para View Post
    I am a little unsure about upgrading from 11.3 to 11.4 as I am reading about bad bugs and things like zypper, dup and RC2. I should be OK on the bug bit as recently I had one and was shown how to report it and then fix it but I am a bit concerned about updating to have a load of problems. Do you think its safe?
    Hi, the bug you are referring to with zypper dup will not pe present if you upgrade with the liveCD or the DVD. Just save all your data, don't format your /home folder and upgrade to 11.4. You shouldn't have a lot of problems.

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    Default Re: Upgrading to 11.4?

    On 03/13/2011 12:06 PM, ex-para wrote:
    >
    > I am a little unsure about upgrading from 11.3 to 11.4 as I am reading
    > about bad bugs and things like zypper, dup and RC2. I should be OK on
    > the bug bit as recently I had one and was shown how to report it and
    > then fix it but I am a bit concerned about updating to have a load of
    > problems. Do you think its safe?


    Yes. If you read the real documentation rather than the FUD, you would see that
    the problem was very quickly fixed. On-line updates no langer are affected!!

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    Vahis NNTP User

    Default Re: Upgrading to 11.4?

    On 03/13/2011 07:06 PM, ex-para wrote:
    >
    > I am a little unsure about upgrading from 11.3 to 11.4 as I am reading
    > about bad bugs and things like zypper, dup and RC2. I should be OK on
    > the bug bit as recently I had one and was shown how to report it and
    > then fix it but I am a bit concerned about updating to have a load of
    > problems. Do you think its safe?
    >
    >


    I have upgraded several running 64 and 32 bit 11.3 systems to 11.4.

    I just edited the repos from 11.3 to 11.4 (OSS, NON-OSS and Packman)
    and ran zypper dup.

    Just check the new Packman repository arrangement, they changed it quite
    recently.

    Vahis
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    Default Re: Upgrading to 11.4?

    I just upgraded in the same way Vahis mentioned and Nautilus has stalled out on my. The gnome desktop will not load or any Nautilus folder. I could only get into a functioning session when I loaded XFCE--which in 4.8-OpenSUSE is very, very nice!
    Any suggestions for restoring Nautilus functionality?

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    Default Re: Upgrading to 11.4?

    I just posted this issue in a new thread here:
    Mounting network-shared drives fails when upgrading to 11.4

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    Vahis NNTP User

    Default Re: Upgrading to 11.4?

    On 03/14/2011 07:06 PM, kahu wrote:
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    > I just upgraded in the same way Vahis mentioned and Nautilus has stalled
    > out on my. The gnome desktop will not load or any Nautilus folder. I
    > could only get into a functioning session when I loaded XFCE--which in
    > 4.8-OpenSUSE is -very, very nice-!
    > Any suggestions for restoring Nautilus functionality?
    >
    >


    I don't use gnome, no nautilus here.
    But I think it's some of your personal settings that cause this.
    You could try to create a new user and see if everything works when
    logging in as that user.

    If so I think you could rename stuff in your home:
    ..gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity

    Then log in as you and now everything should look like the first time
    after the initial installation.

    Then you can either tweak again everything back to the way you want them
    or, you can copy stuff little by little from your old renamed folders to
    reproduce the problem and find the culprit.

    Like I said I don't use gnome but this is how it would go with any
    desktop I guess.

    Vahis
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