no, it’s no stupid question, was wondering the same thing to be honest but decided not to deviate from procedure described:
* First upgrade the package management stack:
zypper in zypper
* Now execute the full distribution updgrade.
(never made it to the last step )
anyway, don’t think it has anything to do with the problem since it eventually did the “upgrade” so i presume if you have the package installed it will update/upgrade it (depending on your repos setting, right?)
Download the zypper rpm from the 11.2 repository and install it using
rpm, download and install all the dependencies it tell you until you can
install zypper without problem, then change the repos again and do:
zypper clean -a
it work great for me many times, there’s no need for zypper up zypper,
but if you want to do zypper up zypper, not zypper in zypper
Microsoft Windows is like air conditioning
Stops working when you open a window.
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rpm -Uhv --oldpackage libstdc++44-4.4.1_20090817-2.3.4.x86_64.rpm
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file /usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6 from install of libstdc++44-4.4.1_20090817-2.3.4.x86_64 conflicts with file from package libstdc++45-4.5.0_20100604-1.12.x86_64
my big problem is that i need to find a reliable way to upgrade my production servers, reinstall is not an option for me, too costy.
however installing 3.3 (didn’t find 3.4 as suggested) didn’t make any difference. is seems that i didn’t uninstalled the (aparently problematic?) 4.5 (which was installed during the “zypper in zypper” -btw, i later tried “zypper up zypper” without any difference, those commands had identical results- was installed and seemed to cause all the problems).
so now i am upgrading with the 4.4 version installed and the upgrade proceses suggested that 4.4 will be removed and replaced with the (problematic?) 4.5. i’ll have the results in about and hour from now.
this is very weird in any case and believe i should have never faced that problem (no?). i followed the designated steps from the guide after all. (not to mention that my problem was rather generic and my installation was almost “minimum” -it’s a server installation without X-windows etc-)
in my case the solution was to remove the newly installed libstdc++45 (from “zypper up zypper”). then zypper would run happilly with no problem. i suggest you find and remove the libstdc++45 that comes with the 11.3 and then go straigt to the upgrade “zypper dup”.