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    Default Failed upgrade

    Hi,

    I was running openSUSE 12.1 (with Gnome) and upgraded to 12.3. The packages have been downloaded and installed but my laptop shut down during the reboot. Now I'm able to open a session but there are a lot of abnormalities. I can't connect to internet and the network icon at th top right isn't shown anymore. When I open the network settings I get an error : "the system network services are not compatible with this version". When I open YaST and click on "software management" I get the following error "Can't l""ocate strict.pm in @INC..." (the message is very long). When I try to use zypper it says "error while loading shared librarits: Linton.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or direct"

    Is there any way to fix my system? I have 12.1 iso file.
    Please help me with this, I'm getting desperated.

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    On 2013-04-10 22:26, andrecmoi wrote:
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    > Hi,
    >
    > I was running openSUSE 12.1 (with Gnome) and upgraded to 12.3.


    Which method? Did you follow the docs?

    Online upgrade
    method

    Offline upgrade
    method


    Chapter 16. Upgrading the System and System Changes


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    I followed this tutorial : http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:System_upgrade

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    On 2013-04-10 23:26, andrecmoi wrote:
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    > I followed this tutorial : http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:System_upgrade


    Ok.

    That's the online upgrade method, and it clearly says that "jumps" are
    not supported. They may work, they may not...


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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    That's the online upgrade method, and it clearly says that "jumps" are
    not supported. They may work, they may not...
    Is there any way to fix my system or do I have to reinstall it completely?

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    On 2013-04-11 00:56, andrecmoi wrote:
    > Is there any way to fix my system or do I have to reinstall it
    > completely?


    Dunno. I don't know what exactly is broken.

    Some people have had some success with doing an offline upgrade (dvd
    upgrade) from one version to the same version. This replaces (most of)
    the packages to the original versions of the release. It also destroys
    any extra repository you may have enabled.

    And later there are things to do...


    An alternative is a zypper dup with only the default repositories
    enabled and nothing more - if zypper runs.

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    Default I made a backup

    Before upgrading, I copied the following folders to an external drive : var, srv, etc et my home folder. Can this be useful?

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    On 2013-04-11 01:36, andrecmoi wrote:
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    > Before upgrading, I copied the following folders to an external drive :
    > var, srv, etc et my home folder. Can this be useful?


    For repair, not much.

    For rebuilding from scratch, yes.


    My procedure for upgrades includes a full backup, so that I can restore
    the complete original situation and try again, or do a clean install
    recovering my files and system configs.

    I also do a test fresh install on a small partition to see if the target
    release works in my computer (the alternative is running a live, but
    that is more limited as a test).

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    Default Re: Failed upgrade

    You can probably download DVD and try to *upgrade* again. People have reported successfully making *jumps* from 11.x to 12.X
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