I am running OpenSUSE Leap 42.3 which I know is EOL but I am not
ready to update yet. I am planning on migrating to Leap 15 in December.
The latest batch of updates to come through for OS 42.3 are giving the
following message in zypper.
The following product is going to be reinstalled:
“openSUSE Leap 42.3”
281 packages to upgrade, 5 new.
Overall download size: 763.1 MiB. Already cached: 0 B. After the operation, additional 765.4 MiB will be
Any idea why it is wanting to do a clean install? Here are my repos.
It does of course not look correct, so many updates, but the repos list as you post them is not very useful. It does not have the URLs, which are the only way to identify them. To get them:
zypper lr -d
And please, please, this is what I send to most new users:
There is an important, but not easy to find feature on the forums.
Please in the future use CODE tags around copied/pasted computer text in a post. It is the # button in the tool bar of the post editor. When applicable copy/paste complete, that is including the prompt, the command, the output and the next prompt.
Strange. When you did not change anything. Else I would advice to disable #4 because that is your installation device and you do not want to use that anymore I assume.
I can then only assume some hickup in the repos (your mirrors maybe). Wait some time and retry.
BTW, I assume now that you did the zypper lr -d, because, why shouldn’t you? But the remark “When applicable copy/paste complete, that is including the prompt, the command, the output and the next prompt.” is not for nothing. It informs and assures the reader what command you used and also who you were and where you were. Sometimes that information is important and it takes almost no effort to copy/paste those two lines extra.
Actually it is what appeared in the KDE notifier window.
When there are large updates like this showing, I open up konsole and
I have run it no less than 3 times just documenting this issue and each time it returns the same result.
If you notice I have been a member of this forum for over 10 years, it’s actually closer to 20 but my
profile got lost in one of the many and numerous Novell/SUSE transitions. Aka this isn’t my first rodeo.
While I am not above a fat finger, I can assure you it isn’t the case.
Thanks. I read that recently as well, still I plan on getting off of it by December.
I work in a fast paced environment and can’t really afford to procrastinate and get
caught out by it during a busy time.
I hope you see this as a confirmation of my question to always show the command. Same here, you did not tell what you did and we assumed you did a zypper up (perhaps because most do not use that KDE applet and thus forget that it exists). That is wrong from both sides, the OP should always tell what (s)he does and we should never assume what you was done.>:)
Basically the same thing for me. I have 42.3 (keeping it in case I need to check something to help someone on the forums), TW (mean to alternate with it, but so far it just sits there unused, rolling it up once a week is the only time in there LOL), and 15.0, which is the one I am using almost exclusively. But, once a week for 15.0 is enough for me, as well.
I’m still using 42.3 on my primary. Yesterday I did updates via YaST2 for the first time possibly ever since the advent of zypper, wanting to get rid of the recurring bogus SeaMonkey application removal messages, around 80 updates since zypper up run 5 days before.
I never have seen an explanation why package reinstallation ever occurs. It’s not that uncommon for me to notice it happening with all the testing installations I have here, but I have noticed the volume of updates in 42.3 seems noticeably above average.