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.

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…

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.

Upgrading to openSUSE 12.3 with zypper, and a short first look at the new 12.3

Like I already said before, openSUSE 12.3 was released today, and I’ve done the usual live upgrade with zypper. The upgrade itself worked without any problems, and the resulting installation was usable without issues right from the start. I logged into KDE 4.10 and everything that I’ve tried works just fine. I admit, I can’t say anything about performance as Continue reading Upgrading to openSUSE 12.3 with zypper, and a short first look at the new 12.3

openSUSE 12.3 is here

Today, openSUSE 12.3 got released after 6 months of hard work by openSUSE members and contributors. As usual, I’m doing a zypper live upgrade, but so far it’s still downloading packages, so I can’t say anything about 12.3 just yet. I am going to post a review of the process and the results after it is finished. In the mean Continue reading openSUSE 12.3 is here

A short sum-up about openSUSE 12.2

I’ve done it, and upgraded my wife’s and my own laptop to openSUSE 12.2 with zypper, following the same procedure as mentioned before. My experiences so far: [ad name=”new in-post ad”] My wife had trouble with pulseaudio / phonon playing correctly through HDMI to the built-in speakers on her monitor. I had to actually delete all user settings for phonon, Continue reading A short sum-up about openSUSE 12.2

I’m being scary again… zypper upgrading 12.1 to 12.2

I’m doing it again. Upgrading a live system with zypper, this time the step is 12.1->12.2. The procedure has been described here and here; let’s see what happens. Update: Everything worked fine, with the small exception that the ssh daemon config needed one small tweak to get nxserver to work again. Hint: nxserver uses authorized_keys2, suse uses authorized_keys as the Continue reading I’m being scary again… zypper upgrading 12.1 to 12.2