On 2011-11-10 18:54, DenverD wrote:
> On 11/10/2011 04:38 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
>> You can do 11.2 → 11.4 in one jump, that was supported
>> at the time, with the DVD. That is, without stopping on 11.3.
> i believe you when you say you have done it…and, i believe you may have
> heard/read the DVD upgrade method developers say or write that…
> but, i didn’t hear it said and i can’t find where it is written in any user
> documentation that jumping a version is or ever has been supported…
It is, for the traditional or DVD method. Not for zypper dup.
> so, if 11.2 to 11.4 was supported, is 11.3 to 12.1 supported? and, if so
> will you write the bug to get ‘them’ to change “the book”?
Yep. it is supported. But as I don’t have to make that jump, I can’t write
bugs on it
But probably I have reported bugs like that (yep: at least 647333, 693230,
I know it is supported, but I have no idea where this is documented, if it
is. I have been told that by people from Novell in the mail list over the
years, so finding an email where it says that is pretty difficult.
I remember one conversation when I thought that the zypper dup supported a
jump of two versions, and they said “no”. Probably in that conversation it
was acknowledged that with the DVD method it was. Ah, no, it was not me who
asked, but a Novell employee:
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 11:00:07 +0100
From: Stephan Kulow <>
Subject: Re: [opensuse-factory] “zypper dup” from 11.2 to 11.4?
Am Mittwoch, 8. Dezember 2010 schrieb Karl Eichwalder:
> In the past, we recommended to use the dup feature to upgrade from 11.2
> to 11.3. I’m wondering whether it will be supported to upgrade directly
> from 11.2 to 11.4 and thus skipping one version (11.3)?
> If yes, I’ll adjust the manual accordingly.
It will not be supported - even if it may work.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)