When I want to upgrade 11.3 to factory what are the steps to take?
As 11.3 is not released, I suppose this should go into Pre-Release/Beta.
At this moment, the Milestones are development releases, snapshots from Factory. Changing the repos the factory should work. Mind 11.3 Milestones are far from stable.
I mean upgrade from 11.2 to factory. Which sources can I set in softwaresources?
Good point. I’m going to … move it to Pre/Release Beta area of our forum…
The thread started by molens is now moved to Pre-Release/Beta (since factory is currently 11.3 milestone … ie a pre-release/beta).
The thread is again open, and NNTP users are welcome to reply.
Then remove your 11.2 repos and add the following
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/oss/ oss
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/non-oss/ non-oss
Are you supposed to leave the repo as factory, or change it to distribution later on?
I am asking because when the stable version is released in July, I plan to upgrade.
What does zypper dup do?
What do you want to do ? If you want a stable system you should stay at 11.2 and do not add factory. One is asking for breakage and instability with factory.
If you plan to update to 11.3 in July, and if you are not planning to test 11.3 as part of the Milestone testing, then do not add the factory repos.
oldcpu, thank you.
No, I do not want to test at this point. My machine and apps are running perfect right now, and I do not have a second computer to have fun testing on, although that will be coming real soon.
To state my question another way, in July with the anticipated new release, how would I upgrade from 11.2? What is the proper way to do so? Will I be notified and Yast will just take care of it as an update? or Do I have to burn an iso for 11.3 and reload everything? Again, thank you for your reply.
- No you won’t be notified by YaST when 11.3 is available
- You can update via a zypper command if desired
*]You can also update via an iso file for 11.3 (which is my preferred method). I prefer updating via a burned iso file on a CD or DVD, because that CD/DVD is then a rescue CD/DVD that I have handy.
oldcpu, thank you for the explanation. I to will then use the iso and start fresh when it 11.3 becomes available. Thank you for taking the time.
You don’t have to “start fresh”, you will be able to just update from iso-file, saving all your settings and stuff.
P.S. Nevertheless, I personally prefer fresh installs over distro-upgrades
Will we be able to upgrade from CD or DVD? Because you now, CD iso file is 690 MB and DVD iso file is much more. If I install 11.2 from 690 MB cd, then can I upgrade from CD with my all settings and programs again? I don’t want to download GBs for saving computers settings.
On 06/27/2010 02:36 PM, Belki wrote:
> Will we be able to upgrade from CD or DVD? Because you now, CD iso file
> is 690 MB and DVD iso file is much more. If I install 11.2 from 690 MB
> cd, then can I upgrade from CD with my all settings and programs again?
> I don’t want to download GBs for saving computers settings.
You can update from either the DVD or the NET install CD. You will never
be able to update from a Live CD as there is not enough space.
oldcpu, just letting you know. I now have 11.3. Thank you again for your help!
I was wondering if it’s possible to downgrade the system using zypper ? Let’s say from 11.3 to 11.2.