Transition from either 12.3 or 13.1RC2 to 13.1

But then you should follow the instructions in that link Carlos gave:
SDB:System upgrade - openSUSE
Or do an offline upgrade using a CD/DVD/USB stick: [noparse]SDB:Offline upgrade - openSUSE[/noparse]](http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Offline_upgrade)

That’s completely different than going from 13.1RC2 to 13.1 final.

Apper is the other update app I was thinking about.
Apper pops up a notification whenever a new update is available. At that time I go to Yast and do the “online update” which is set to look for “needed patches”.
This morning there was 1, openssl: disable compression.

My point was that, many times apper tells me an update is available but it will not show in the needed patches in Yast.
So, there are things apper wants to update that Yast says are not so important.

My question re the “make sure your system has the latest update” had to do with the above type of discrepancies between apper and Yast.

Well, Apper shows you available updates for all packages from all repositories. (the equivalent to “sudo zypper up”)

YaST->Online Update only shows official patches from the update repo. (it’s the equivalent to “sudo zypper patch”)

You should see all the updates in YaST->Software Management though. But you can just install them with Apper or “sudo zypper up” as well.

But “make sure your system has the latest update” usually only references the official patches from the update repo.
Having installed these with YaST->Online Update should ensure a successful upgrade.

That is what I am going to do, I have it bookmarked on my IPad.

I started reading some of it and stumbled when I got to sentences I don’t understand.
Like these:

The following steps will show you how to upgrade your openSUSE  distribution to the following release (eg. 12.3 -> 13.1). As already  mentioned, any third party or OBS repositories can cause troubles, so it  is recommended to disable or remove them before proceeding.

I have no idea how to tell a 3rd party or OBS from an “Official”.
I think these are the repositories that I have.
I think that I could remove the ones that are not enabled.

hexdump@linux-stq5:~> zypper lr -d
#  | Alias                       | Name                               | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                           | Service
---+-----------------------------+------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
 1 | download.opensuse.org-Extra | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Extra  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_12.3/           |        
 2 | ftp.gwdg.de-suse            | Packman Repository                 | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/packman/suse/openSUSE_12.3/                      |        
 3 | openSUSE-12.3-1.7           | openSUSE-12.3-1.7                  | Yes     | No      |   99     | yast2  | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH41N_K539CGD4259,/dev/sr0 |        
 4 | repo-debug                  | openSUSE-12.3-Debug                | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/                |        
 5 | repo-debug-update           | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Debug         | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/12.3/                               |        
 6 | repo-debug-update-non-oss   | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/12.3-non-oss/                       |        
 7 | repo-non-oss                | openSUSE-12.3-Non-Oss              | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.3/repo/non-oss/                  |        
 8 | repo-oss                    | openSUSE-12.3-Oss                  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/                      |        
 9 | repo-source                 | openSUSE-12.3-Source               | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/               |        
10 | repo-update                 | openSUSE-12.3-Update               | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.3/                                     |        
11 | repo-update-non-oss         | openSUSE-12.3-Update-Non-Oss       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.3-non-oss/                             |        
hexdump@linux-stq5:~> 

On 2013-11-06 15:26, hextejas wrote:
> My point was that, many times apper tells me an update is available but
> it will not show in the needed patches in Yast.

Because “patch” is not the same as “update”. If you request “patches”
you will not see “updates”.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)

The “official” repos are those in your list that start with “openSUSE-12.3” in the name column.

But I wouldn’t worry in your case. The Packman and the KDE:Extra repo shouldn’t give you any problems if you don’t disable them.
Would save you from switching/upgrading wanted packages to the versions from those 2 afterwards.

On 2013-11-06 16:26, hextejas wrote:

> I have no idea how to tell a 3rd party or OBS from an “Official”.

Packman, is not “official”. KDE Extra, same thing.

There are only 4 official repos: oss, non-oss, Update, Update-Non-Oss.

> I think these are the repositories that I have.
> I think that I could remove the ones that are not enabled.

Those do not matter. Disable is fine, no need to remove.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)