my trusted leapup script, 42.3 -> 15.0… ouch.

…not happy. So I’ve used my trusted little leapup script for an upgrade from 42.3 to 15.0, and in three out of three cases it was not fun… On my two cloud servers all I had was some glitchiness with the firewall, and I have to figure out how to rebuilt the latest version ot the xtables addons on Leap Continue reading my trusted leapup script, 42.3 -> 15.0… ouch.

Seamless openSUSE Leap upgrades made easy

Hi everyone,   I’ve started to put my trusted approach to seamless openSUSE upgrades into an easy to use shell script. The script operates under a few assumptions (yes I know, assume makes an ass out of you and me), but what can you do, except calling them prerequisites: Your system has all the latest updates applied according to your Continue reading Seamless openSUSE Leap upgrades made easy

And another live upgrade – 13.2 -> Leap 42.1

I upgraded my laptop to Leap 42.1 the other day, using the good old method that I’ve been talking about a few times. Worked without major issues, I just had to manually fix the repository URL in a couple of the repositories I’m using. Now I’m on 42.1 using Plasma 5, and so far I mostly like it. A few Continue reading And another live upgrade – 13.2 -> Leap 42.1

How to replace your laptop’s harddisk with a SSD without having to reinstall linux

I just finished a major heart surgery on my laptop. Many thanks to the guys who made some youtube tutorials about taking that laptop apart! The Acer E5-571G is definitely NOT built to be taken (apart) lightly (Here is the german tutorial that I was following, and here is an english one). After swapping out the 2x 4G memory modules Continue reading How to replace your laptop’s harddisk with a SSD without having to reinstall linux

Not every update works smoothly…

I finally updated my last machine from openSUSE 12.3 to 13.1 (in the usual way), and with that one I had a bit more fun than the other few times I’ve done this by now. First mysql refused to start, then quite a few services that were enabled on 12.3 decided to be disabled on 13.1, but nothing during the Continue reading Not every update works smoothly…

firewalld for openSUSE

I have suggested firewalld from fedora/RHEL7 for inclusion in openSUSE, as an alternative for SuSEfirewall2 for setups with highly volatile networking. test rpm packages for openSUSE 13.2 can be obtained here: firewalld-0.3.12-1.noarch.rpm firewall-config-0.3.12-1.noarch.rpm firewall-applet-0.3.12-1.noarch.rpm firewalld-0.3.12-1.src.rpm You will also need to enable the repository from here to get the dependencies.

Live upgrade: openSUSE 13.1 -> openSUSE 13.2

I’ve done it again… a live upgrade from openSUSE 13.1 to 13.2. I’ve been following the usual process that I’ve outlined in a few posts so far, and it went pretty smoothly on three different computers. The actual process has evolved into this: run this script (after editing to fix the version numbers): #!/bin/bash old=13.1 new=13.2 repodir=/etc/zypp/repos.d newrepodir=/etc/zypp/repos.d_${new} mkdir -p Continue reading Live upgrade: openSUSE 13.1 -> openSUSE 13.2

Live upgrade to openSUSE 12.3, finally.

Seeing that there are only two more weeks until openSUSE 12.2 reaches end of life, I’m doing my usual upgrade with zypper. If you are about to say “didn’t you do that already some months ago“, that was a virtual machine…now it’s my “production” system. Let’s hope all goes as well as it did on the VM. So far all Continue reading Live upgrade to openSUSE 12.3, finally.