Upgrade from Opensuse11.1 to Opensuse 11.2


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As everybody know, opensuse 11.2 was released yesterday ,the new release includes new versions of GNOME, KDE, OpenOffice.org, Firefox, the Linux kernel, and many, many more updates and improvements. If you want to upgrade to the new opensuse 11.2 please follow the steps bellow:

If you are not yet ready to upgarde , lets give some short descrition what do you have do ,

The method is working to upgrade fron 11.1 to 11.2.

First you have to know some advantage and desatvantage of this precedure :

  • You only download the packages that need to be upgraded, thus using a lot less bandwidth.
  • During the upgrade you can still use your workstation; the only downtime will be the reboot after the upgrade.
  • If for any reason the upgrade is interrupted (i.e: power outages, network disconnect) and the process can’t continue, you could be left with a broken system (that depends on where the process stopped of course).

Now lets start:

1- Download the new repository of Opensuse 11.2


#zypper addrepo --name "openSUSE-11.2 OSS" http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/ repo-oss
#zypper addrepo --name "openSUSE-11.2 Non-OSS" http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/non-oss/ repo-non-oss
#zypper addrepo --name "openSUSE-11.2 Updates" http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/ repo-update

2- Refresh the system and user the updadated Zyper

zypper refresh          # Refresh the local metadata and repo contents
zypper in zypper # Pull in zypper from the 11.2 repository.

3- Download all required packges fro upgrade

zypper -d dup

4- Upgarde your system

 zypper dup

Enjoyt he new release of opensuse ., for any question , we are here to answer.