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    Default Unable to update after download

    Hi

    Today, I ran the update, it downloaded the files, and in the end it complained that it cannot update due to some other process.

    I checked ... but no other process was there.

    I again ran:
    zypper up
    zypper dup
    resulting to:
    Nothing to do.
    zypper refresh didnt help either.

    # cat /etc/os-release
    NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
    # VERSION="20171114"
    ID=opensuse
    ID_LIKE="suse"
    VERSION_ID="20171114"
    PRETTY_NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
    ANSI_COLOR="0;32"
    CPE_NAME="cpe:/opensuse:tumbleweed:20171114"
    BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.opensuse.org"
    HOME_URL="https://www.opensuse.org/"
    Kindly advise.

    Thankyou

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    Default Re: Unable to update after download

    Code:
    # cat /etc/os-release 
    NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
    # VERSION="20171114"
    ID=opensuse
    ID_LIKE="suse"
    VERSION_ID="20171114"
    PRETTY_NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
    ANSI_COLOR="0;32"
    CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:opensuse:tumbleweed:20171114"
    BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.opensuse.org"
    HOME_URL="https://www.opensuse.org/"
    Hi and welcome to the openSUSE Forums!
    Apparently you are already running the current version, so unless you experience other problems we should assume that the update process actually did its work one way or another...
    Please remember to always use "zypper dup" with Tumbleweed, since "zypper up" occasionally might leave you with a corrupt system.
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    Default Re: Unable to update after download

    Quote Originally Posted by OrsoBruno View Post
    ...
    Hi
    Thankyou!

    It downloaded about more than 700MB of files... where did they go? if the system was already up to date.

    Thankyou

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    Default Re: Unable to update after download

    Quote Originally Posted by makhtux View Post
    Hi
    Thankyou!

    It downloaded about more than 700MB of files... where did they go? if the system was already up to date.

    Thankyou
    700MB is not unusual with Tumbleweed (every snapshot is in fact a new release). Files go to /var/cache/zypp/packages and remain there until they are installed, unless you specified the --keep-packages option when setting up your repositories.
    Maybe those files were installed while the system looked "busy" or during the second "zypper dup" attempt...
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    Default Re: Unable to update after download

    Hi

    You mentioned above that the system is updated:
    VERSION_ID="20171114"
    If that is so, then I just tested, today:
    > zypper ref
    ...
    > grep VERSION_ID cat /etc/os-release
    /etc/os-release:VERSION_ID="20171114"
    Shouldnt it be either: 20171117 or 20171116

    Or how should I confirm? As zypper ref doesnt inform me.

    Thankyou

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    Default Re: Unable to update after download

    Hi
    Try another update....
    Code:
    zypper if openSUSE-release-ftp | grep Version
    
    Version        : 20171115-1.2                     
    
    cat /etc/os-release
    
    NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
    # VERSION="20171115"
    ID=opensuse
    ID_LIKE="suse"
    VERSION_ID="20171115"
    PRETTY_NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
    ANSI_COLOR="0;32"
    CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:opensuse:tumbleweed:20171115"
    BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.opensuse.org"
    HOME_URL="https://www.opensuse.org/"
    Add some verbosity to see what is happening...
    Code:
    zypper -vvv ref
    zypper -vvv dup
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    Default Re: Unable to update after download

    Quote Originally Posted by makhtux View Post
    You mentioned above that the system is updated:
    Adding to Malcolm advice, at the time I wrote my previous comment the "current" release was still 20171114; the next one and "current" as I write this, 20171115, was published some 5 hours later (at least on the mirrors for Italy, might be slightly different on Asian mirrors).
    See http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/iso/
    If that is so, then I just tested, today:

    Shouldnt it be either: 20171117 or 20171116

    Or how should I confirm? As zypper ref doesnt inform me.

    Thankyou
    "zypper ref" refreshes the cached contents of the repositories but doesn't install anything. As Malcolm wrote, you need a "zypper dup" to install the new files available; afterwards, you should be able to see an updated /etc/os-release on your system.
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    Default Re: Unable to update after download

    Thankyou Sir!

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