Upgrade LEAP 15.2 to 15.3

Hi all,
In case it might help people wanting to upgrade opensuse Leap 15.2 to 15.3… here are my steps:
(already did it on my laptop and another PC):
– do it at your own risk :smiley:

AS USUAL: BACKUP your things… just in case!! I will say this again: BACKUP! BACKUP!! :smiley:

root command line (runlevel 3 or 5 if needed)

  1. Make sure your 15.2 is up-to-date:
# zypper refresh
# zypper update

– reboot if necessary

  1. disable other repos:
# zypper repos -d -E
# zypper mr --disable X

– where X is the repo number or repo name/alias (you might want to take note of this – see point 7)
– repeat this command for all non opensuse repos… and you should end up with something like this:

# zypper repos -d -E

…OpenSUSE Non-OSS Repository…
…OpenSUSE Main Repository…
…OpenSUSE Main Update Repository…
…OpenSUSE Update Repository (Non-Oss)…

  1. make sure your repos are not hardcoded (the version) but have the $releasever parameter
    – if the version 15.2 is hardcoded, it’s a good time to fix it

  2. download and upgrade

# zypper --releasever=15.3 ref
# zypper --releasever=15.3 dup --download-in-advance --allow-vendor-change

(changed by Sauerland, added --allow-vendor-change see post #5)

–downloads about 2.6 GB… (I prefer the download in advance so that it downloads everything and only after the upgrade starts)

  1. reboot
 # reboot 
  1. after the reboot, check for updates… there might be a few…
# zypper refresh
# zypper update
  1. enable again the disabled repos of point 2
# zypper repos -d
# zypper mr --enable X

– ! be aware that the repo numbers X might have changed from point 2 !

that’s it! all done!

hope it helps :wink:

I had no problems with the upgrade.

As this is not a request for help, it will be moved to our “Unreviewed How To and FAQ” sub-forum.

You did not mention whether or not you were presented with a list of conflicts that needed to be manually addressed? I get a list of 285 of them!!?? I must have done something wrong but am unable to determine it. :frowning:

Any suggestion would be more than welcomed! :slight_smile:

jedaa (su #) zypper repos -d -E           
#  | Alias               | Name                        | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                               | Service
12 | repo-non-oss        | Non-OSS Repository          | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.2/repo/non-oss/ |  
13 | repo-oss            | Main Repository             | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.2/repo/oss/     |  
14 | repo-update         | Main Update Repository      | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.2/oss                 |  
15 | repo-update-non-oss | Update Repository (Non-Oss) | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.2/non-oss/            | 

jedaa (su #) zypper lr -u |  awk -F'|' '$4 ~ /Yes/ { gsub (" ", "", $2); r="/etc/zypp/repos.d/"$2".repo"; print "nFile: " r; system("cat " r) }'
nFile: /etc/zypp/repos.d/repo-non-oss.repo
name=Non-OSS Repository
nFile: /etc/zypp/repos.d/repo-oss.repo
name=Main Repository
nFile: /etc/zypp/repos.d/repo-update.repo
name=Main Update Repository
nFile: /etc/zypp/repos.d/repo-update-non-oss.repo
name=Update Repository (Non-Oss)

jedaa (su #) zypper --releasever=15.3 dup --download-in-advance
Warning: Enforced setting: $releasever=15.3
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Warning: You are about to do a distribution upgrade with all enabled repositories. Make sure these repositories are compatible before you continue. See 'man zypper' for more information about this command.
Computing distribution upgrade...

285 Problems:
Problem: problem with installed package Cadence-0.9.1-lp152.5.1.x86_64
Problem: problem with installed package MozillaFirefox-89.0-lp152.1.1.x86_64
Problem: problem with installed package MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE-68-lp152.8.1.x86_64
Problem: problem with installed package MozillaFirefox-translations-common-89.0-lp152.1.1.x86_64

Problem: problem with installed package Cadence-0.9.1-lp152.5.1.x86_64
 Solution 1: install Cadence-0.9.1-bp153.1.1.x86_64 (with vendor change)
  obs://build.opensuse.org/multimedia  -->  openSUSE
 Solution 2: keep obsolete Cadence-0.9.1-lp152.5.1.x86_64

**Choose from above solutions by number or skip, retry or cancel [1/2/s/r/c/d/?] (c): **

You are right!.. I forgot to mention that. The thing is, I only got one “problem”:

[zypp::solver] SATResolver.cc(problems):1693 Problem 1:
[zypp::solver] SATResolver.cc(problems):1694 ====================================
[zypp::solver] SATResolver.cc(problems):1698 **problem with installed package wavemon-0.9.2-lp152.44.2.x86_64**
[zypp::solver] SATResolver.cc(problems):1699 ------------------------------------

So, I selected to get/keep the most recent package and continued.

In your case, you have 285 conflicts… that’s a lot :o that to me means that maybe you have lots of packages installed from non opensuse repos… packages that could have (maybe) been installed directly from opensuse repos…
So I guess now you have to resolve the conflicts by choosing what’s best for you… keep what you have… or allow for the replace…

Aditional info: a way to try to reduce the number of conflits:

# zypper --releasever=15.3 dup --download-in-advance **--allow-vendor-change**

more details: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Vendor_change_update

added** --allow-vendor-change** in first post.

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