KDE 4.3 upgrade - blew up one install, but ready to go again

I built up my system fairly well last night & today, got to the point of upgrading to KDE 4.3 and then things went bad.

I was prompted with several lists of apps/dependencies that couldn’t be resolved. I selected option 2 on all of them, ran the zypper dup and after the reboot I got to a basic x window type login.
I reinstalled and now I want to try again.

The repos I have and their priorities are:

  1. priority 20 -
    URL: Index of /update/11.1
  2. Priority 99 - *Noted as ‘Default’ - URL: http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.1
  3. I disabled the cd/dvd as a repo
  4. Priority 99 - URL: Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/non-oss
  5. Priority 99 - URL: Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/oss
  6. Degug & Source are disabled.

I have read different things on whether or not to add the openoffice & Mozilla repos, can anyone clarify what the good and bad is to doing that?

KDE4.3.* Upgrade - HowTo - openSUSE Forums

note the priority of Updates should be 99
everything else 99 except:
oss and non-oss:120

My view on this, is sometimes a build on the openoffice repos can be unstable, and may break openoffice. Can you with stand a breakage of ooo for a few weeks? Do you know how to roll back if there is a breakage? Is such a breakage going to send your frustration levels through the roof, causing rants and dissertations on our forum and other forums about the sad state of linux?

Other times an update in the openoffice repos may fix a bug and improve openoffice. YMMV (your mileage may vary).

IMHO if there is a specific annoying bug one wants fixed, and a surf of the web has confirmed version x of openoffice has the fix, and that version x is available on the repos, then an update is a good idea. If that version x is not available, then an update is not such a hot idea.

Similar for mozilla, although I concede updating mozilla more often makes a bit more sense due to the high number of security updates being addressed by new mozilla releases. However note that constantly updating with the mozilla repos will lead to continual breakage of one’s firefox browser plugins, and could mess up in terms of suse branding. It could also cause dependency problems with Novell/SuSE-GmbH release mozilla updates.

I maintain the view that adding such repos is for experienced average users to advanced users, and new users should avoid.

I missed that bit. Kind of agree with @oldcpu
No to OpenOffice repo

I’m ok with Mozilla. Once you get settled down.

I have reinstalled, and then I ran zypper patch and zypper up until all updates were done, rebooting as required.

Is it best/fine to use Zypper or should I use YAST?

I am still on KDE 4.1, is it OK to go to 4.3? I know the wiki I was pointed to in the earlier threads references recommending it, but lots of folks just did it, and I rather save time if possible, no big deal.

I also want to make sure I am doing the upgrade right. I added in these repos shown below and then the rest are the defaults but I adjusted the priority. Should the update typically have a 20 priority after the upgrade, or do I leave the system as is?

  1. Priority 99 - URL: Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.1_KDE4_Factory_Desktop
  2. Priority 99 - URL: Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.1
  3. Priority 99 - URL: http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.1/
  4. Priority 120 (updated this time) - URL: Index of /update/11.1
  5. Priority 99 - Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/non-oss
  6. Priority 99 - URL: Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/oss

Do I add packman now or anything else? I also am not seeing how to upgrade using YAST, so should i just do a simple zypper dup?

Change as above in red.
Leave Packman for now

check this too it may help
KDE4 Name Changes - Making the transition - HowTo - openSUSE Forums

I double checked all of my settings. I am going to use YAST this time as opposed to zypper dup.

I was curious as to what option to resolve the issues I would pick if I were to use zypper? Last night I used option 2 - which was skip I believe.

How would that be done properly so when something is not able to be updated or has to be removed, which options would one pick? I didn’t see that in the wiki but read a post that option 2 was what was supposed to be used for the whole process.

Thx again to everyone!

I have all the repos setup, I did a new install, ran zypper patch and zypper up, until all items on the new install were upgraded.

Now I am ready to go to 4.3 but when I go to YAST or when I used zypper last night and blew up the system, I get prompts, ALOT of them in zypper and in YAST there are a ton of pop-ups about resolution for conflicts.

I have to guess doing this with zypper is quicker than manually picking something for each item in yast that needs an answer.

But what is the right answer for each package?

I looked over the wiki, searched the forums, so hopefully I am not missing something obvious.

You can use expert button in error box to save it all to file then copy it here