I’m hoping that this isn’t, in the end, a stupid question, but I’m running 11.0 RC1 and wondering when 11.0 goes GA, will there be any issues going from the RC to GA? I’m thinking “no” but just wanted to confirm that all one needs to do is change repos from factory to the 11.0 distribution tree and all is good. I’d hate to run into an issue where I have to downgrade something, and then that requires a downgrade of something else and it leads to this massive domino effect where it’s just easier to download the GA version and re-install.
I don’t think you need to worry, changing the repo should be sufficient and just run an update against everything should put you onto the 11.0 branch. (I’m not 100% on that, but thats what I’m doing). Most updates since RC1 have fixed pretty much any of my issues with OpenSUSE 11.0 so far.
Any problems, and you can download the DVD, and simply run it as an upgrade option during setup, as opposed to a new installation.
Check your repos if you have updated your RC1 install, you might be set up already to grab packages from the 11.0 repos. In that case your set for release and will maybe have 3-4 package updates once the 11.0 repos go live. If thats the case your running 11.0 final right now.
Reading installed packages...
The following packages are going to be downgraded:
monsoon terminfo-base terminfo tack suspend pinentry-gtk2 pam_thinkfinger nfs-client
ncurses-utils ncurses-devel libwps-0_1-1 libwpg-0_1-1 libwpd-0_8-8 libthinkfinger
libtheora0 libsmbios-libs libogg0 libncurses5 libmpfr1 libical0 libgssglue1
libgpg-error0 libgcrypt11 libexempi3 libdaemon0 libcdio_paranoia0 libcdio_cdda0
libcdio7 libcap2 libblocxx6 libbeagle1 gutenprint gtk-sharp2 gnome-vfs-sharp2
gnome-sharp2 glib-sharp2 glade-sharp2 gconf-sharp2 art-sharp2 PolicyKit-gnome-libs
The following package is going to change architecture:
The following package is going to change vendor:
Overall download size: 12.9 M. After the operation, additional 51.0 K will be used.
I hesitate to downgrade anything, but why is it telling me to downgrade? I checked my repo list, should the OSS and NON-OSS be disabled? Or should they be set to not “auto refresh”? When I first installed openSUSE they were listed with priority “120” - when I removed them and re-set them, they became priority “99” like the rest. Is that correct or should it be different?
Well I installed what I thought was openSUSE 11 GM yesterday, but it must have had some old packages that were then downgraded - I dunno. I did the downgrade of the packages and all seems ok. Nothing blew up.
Will I need to run “sudo zipper dup” again at any point or can the software updater take it from here? What exactly does that do?