upgrade strategy??

Hi,

I want to upgrade to from 11.4 to 12.2.
for that I want to do a fresh install.

first:
is there a way to avoid stepping by hand through all the software to select the packages on 12.2 for installation that I had on 11.4?
meaning: is there a way to automate that by e.g. using a list of the packages that had been installed on 11.4?

second:
would it be safe to just copy an old user directory to the new system, or would this override some new configuration?

thanx
paul

  1. basically no you can make a list of installed apps and then use that to install but is is some what complicated and not 100%. And in any case not everything you may want is on the install media I find it easiest to simply install the extras after the OS install and reinstall apps as I find I need them. That cleans out a lot of stuff I may have installed but no longer need or want. Think of it as cleaning out the garage :slight_smile:

  2. If you are installing to the same disk just use the old home partition (if you have one) and tell the installer not to format it just mount it as /home

On 2012-11-01 20:26, suse paul wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I want to upgrade to from 11.4 to 12.2.
> for that I want to do a fresh install.

If you really want to upgrade, these are the methods available:

Online upgrade
method

Offline upgrade
method

But you are not doing an upgrade.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))