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    Default Moving from 12.3 to 13.x

    Hi

    Not long ago I decided to move from 12.2 to 12.3. The only repos I had active were

    1 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-12.2-Non-Oss
    12 | repo-oss | openSUSE-12.2-Oss
    14 | repo-update | openSUSE-12.2-Update
    15 | repo-update-non-oss | openSUSE-12.2-Update-Non-Oss

    So in Yast I just edited the names and URLs to replace every instance of "12.2" with "12.3".

    I then used a terminal to do "zypper dup". This all worked fine.

    My question is, can I do the same to move from 12.3 to 13.x? I can't see any reason why not, but thought I'd check first.

    Thanks

    Fred

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    Default Re: Moving from 12.3 to 13.x

    Only when you go to 13.1. Which is the only 13.x version until now btw.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Moving from 12.3 to 13.x

    On 2014-02-07 14:56, fredsie wrote:

    > My question is, can I do the same to move from 12.3 to 13.x? I can't see
    > any reason why not, but thought I'd check first.


    Of course you can.

    Notice that in openSUSE there are no major.minor version numbering,
    despite the appearances. The difference between 12.2 and 12.3 is as
    large as between 12.3 and 13.1. All are major releases.

    Online upgrade
    method


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    Default Re: Moving from 12.3 to 13.x

    Great! Thanks both; I'll give it a try over the weekend.

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    Default Re: Moving from 12.3 to 13.x

    On 2014-02-07 18:06, fredsie wrote:
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    > Great! Thanks both; I'll give it a try over the weekend.


    Remember backups.

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    Default Re: Moving from 12.3 to 13.x

    Point taken!

    Although all my /home data is on a separate partition so I guess the risk is reduced?

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    Default Re: Moving from 12.3 to 13.x

    Quote Originally Posted by fredsie View Post
    Point taken!

    Although all my /home data is on a separate partition so I guess the risk is reduced?
    Not really, if MBR blows out.

    Best always do a full HD backup, first. If you can, test the restore to a spare HD, just to be sure.
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    Default Re: Moving from 12.3 to 13.x

    On 2014-02-07 18:36, fredsie wrote:
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    > Point taken!
    >
    > Although all my /home data is on a separate partition so I guess the
    > risk is reduced?


    A bit.

    A fresh install can be told not to format "/home", and an upgrade
    doesn't touch "/home", be it a separate partition or not. So it should
    be reasonable safe.

    But! Bad things do happen.


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