I have OpenSuse 42.2 and wanted to bring everything up to date before attempting a distribution upgrade to 42.3.
I did a “zypper up”, restarted the computer a while later.
I then did zypper up again and received this:
I am seeing around 10-20 packages listed that way. In my case, they are packages from “packman” while the higher version numbered package is in the oss or update repo. The “zypper up” command won’t switch from one repo to another.
Maybe there is something similar to that happening in your case. Perhaps those packages came from a repo that you have disabled. And if that’s the case, then it is probably safe to ignore the message.
An alternative would be to update to 42.3 using the DVD installer. That might be a safer choice in this case.
afaik if you are planning an upgrade to 42.3 there is no real need to update 42.2 (I know the wiki says so but for the life of me I can’t think of a good reason it might actually break the upgrade process as it did for me with some packman package because the 42.3 wore lover build versions then 42.2’s I got stuck with some old packages that needed manual force update)
That could explain some of 261 packages. Anything you were getting from that repo is probably out-of-date, but can’t be updated because of the repo-change (or, technically, the vendor change).
And why would using a DVD to upgrade to 42.3 be better than the “zypper dup” from net?
You would be running the software from the DVD while doing the update. So any problems in the software on your computer should not cause failures during the upgrade.
However, looking at that list of packages, they all seem be desktop or multimedia related. So the base system used to do the upgrade should be fine. As long as you are doing the upgrade at a command line, and not within GUI software, you will probably be okay.
you have 30 reposetories some of them disabled as nrickert said home:Kenzy:packages is probobly the culprit as LEAP has vendor stickiness newer packages from 3rd party repo’s are not installed by default
as you’re upgrading to 42.3 it’s time to clean house I’d recommend doing a live upgrade not a DVD as that’s how I’ve been doing my upgrades since 13.1
remove all reposetories add 42.3’s main oss and non-os repo’s the update, packman and nvidia repo’s and do zypper dup
I’ll suggest reading the opensuse wiki about it https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:System_upgrade#Command_line
if doing an upgrade do it in text mode with no X windows active (press ctrl+alt+F1)
or in simple words remove all repositories
add oss non-oss update packman and nvidia
zypper rr *
zypper ar -f https://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.3/repo/oss/suse/ oss-42.3
zypper ar -f https://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.3/repo/non-oss/suse/ non-oss-42.3
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.3/oss update-oss-42.3
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.3/non-oss update-non-oss-42.3
zypper ar -f http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.3 packman
zypper ar -f http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.3 nvidia
reboot add the extra repositories you might need or use
you can also change your 42.2 repo’s to point to 42.3 in yast software sources you can edit the repo URL’s but do not have any other repositories except the main oss non-oss and update enabled during an upgrade as something might go wrong