Upgrade from Opensuse11.1 to Opensuse 11.2

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.

  • http://srhegde.blogspot.com srhegde

    Thanks for confirming the procedure.. I was looikng at the web page http://en.opensuse.org/Upgrade/11.2 Looks like I am on the right track. I am upgrading my 11.1 to 11.2 as I am writing this (zypper dup -d is running currently.

  • Keef

    Hi I’m a Linux neebie
    Followed your commands for upgrade 11.1 to 11.2
    All fine until zypper -d dup. It doesn’t recognise the -d , so next step seems to set up packages but fails with Failed to mount cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0 on /var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000001: No medium found (mount: No medium found on /dev/sr0)
    presumably because the packages are not there
    can you help please
    yours confused
    keef (thx in advance)

  • frkous

    zypper mr –all -d

    then add 11.2 repository
    zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/ “openSUSE 11.2 Updates”
    zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/oss/ “openSUSE Factory Oss”
    zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/non-oss/ “openSUSE Factory Non-Oss”
    zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/debug/ “openSUSE Factory Debug”

    and try again with

    zypper dup

  • keef

    rgds Keef

  • Mike

    WARNING: if you use factory you will be pulling 11.4 packages now