12.2 M3 identifies itself as 12.2 M2

openSUSE-DVD-Build0315-x86_64.iso is 12.2 M3, right?


$ md5sum openSUSE-DVD-Build0315-x86_64.iso 
ecab0499c1626472903c1c9491ef82b4  openSUSE-DVD-Build0315-x86_64.iso

$ lsb_release -a
LSB Version:	n/a
Distributor ID:	SUSE LINUX
Description:	openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 (x86_64)
Release:	12.2
Codename:	Mantis

$ gnome-shell --version
GNOME Shell 3.4.0


This is what I get from the DVD, using KDE and having the same checksum:

lsb_release -a
LSB Version:    core-2.0-noarch:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-noarch:core-2.0-x86_64:core-3.2-x86_64:core-4.0-x86_64:desktop-4.0-amd64:desktop-4.0-noarch:graphics-2.0-amd64:graphics-2.0-noarch:graphics-3.2-amd64:graphics-3.2-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: SUSE LINUX
Description:    **openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 3** (x86_64)
Release:        12.2
Codename:       Mantis

Thank You (for using openSUSE),

Hmm … Something’s wrong. I indeed have that:

# cat /etc/SuSE-release
openSUSE 12.2 **Milestone 2** (x86_64)
VERSION = 12.2

But I only downloaded, burned and installed openSUSE-DVD-Build0315-x86_64.iso. It’s actually the only 12.2 DVD I downloaded until now.

Why would lsb_release display different info if you install KDE or Gnome desktop? It doesn’t make sense.

Did I install M2? It has Gnome 3.4. I thought I read somewhere that Gnome 3.4 was only added in M3?

Linux kamala 3.3.0-2-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Mar 24 00:11:53 UTC 2012 (7e9dd21) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

README.BETA on the DVD says:

openSUSE Beta Distribution version openSUSE 12.2** Milestone 3**

lsb_release says:

$ lsb_release -a
LSB Version:	n/a
Distributor ID:	SUSE LINUX
Description:	openSUSE 12.2** Milestone 2** (x86_64)
Release:	12.2
Codename:	Mantis

It must be a bug then…

$ rpm -qf /etc/SuSE-release

$ rpm -qa openSUSE-release

$ rpm -qa lsb-release

So I don’t have an answer to your question. The DVD I used to install openSUSE 12.2 M3 into a VirtualBox session has the same check sum as yours. If I look in the “My Computer” icon (sysinfo:/) I see the correct Milestone reading there also. I might wonder if an errant update my have reverted you to M2? While you would not normally do a zypper dup or up after a clean install from a DVD, doing a zypper up on my real copy of openSUSE 12.2 did cause my install to drop back to Grub Legacy for some odd reason, so an errant update might have been the cause. Or, you have the right DVD, but you did not use that disk for the installation that says M2. Remember, we are all getting older and one DVD looks like another, particularly when tired or drunk or if you are naked having sex while installing openSUSE. All of these things can cause you to use the wrong DVD I have discovered. lol!

Thank You (for not smoking),

I’m seeing the same thing.

It does not seem to be anything to worry about. The just missed updating one item of data somewhere.

Of course, I was naked, drunk and stoned (as always) … though I haven’t installed nor updated anything on that machine - not a vm actually … except updategrub. I’ll post the details in another thread. I have only one DVD, James, I swear. Oh yes, I installed gnome-screenshot, which should be included in Gnome pattern IMO, as it can be very useful to be able take a screenshot of a system you just installed. I used to be in gnome-utils (in both Gnome2 and Gnome3 under 11.4 and 12.1). Now it seems to be in a separate package.

*** Please add gnome-screenshot in the Gnome pattern, so that it will get installed by default in Gome desktop.

Checking /etc/products.d/openSUSE.prod xml document shows Milestone 2.

The following is a partial copy from openSUSE.prod.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<product schemeversion="0">
  <summary>openSUSE 12.2</summary>
  <description>openSUSE is a distribution by the openSUSE.org project.</description>
    <url name="releasenotes">http://www.suse.com/relnotes/i386/openSUSE/12.2/release-notes-openSUSE.rpm</url>
    <url name="smolt">http://smolt.opensuse.org/register.pl</url>
    <url name="register">http://register.novell.com/</url>
    <url name="repository">http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.2/repo/oss/</url>
    <url name="update">http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.2/</url>
    <betaversion>Milestone 2</betaversion>

It depends (it was first suggested that I was drunk and naked …lol!). The output of lsb_release is important to me (and to anyone writing scripts that needs to know on which distro, release or beta they run). If I wouldn’t care about it, I wouldn’t have noticed either.

Thanks for your reply.