[SLE] System Update to 9.2 with FTP?
From: Hugo (hg.list_at_gmail.com)
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 13:57:38 +0200 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
The FTP version of SuSE 9.2 seems to be out. I have system with 9.1
with supplementary updates from SuSE (KDE and Misc).
I'm trying to update this to 9.2 using the Yast System Update. I
thought it would go like: add the FTP source with Yast Change Source
of Installation and then go to System Update. But no. Different things
Sometimes I get only Media error? to Update Options. Maybe this means
that the FTP-server is not accepting my connections. I have tried to
counter this with setting a close by mirror as one source and then the
ftp.suse.com. But hasn't helped.
If I left the old installation sources (9.1 and supplementary) I
didn't get the error, but I got undate to 9.2 instead. Do I really
need to leave the old sources there? Or was my luck with the
FTP-servers (countless times...) just so bad? Actually seems that it's
going to update to the latest (lowest) entry in the sources (i.e. 9.2
has to be listed last in the sources. If I have older one there, it
will say Update to 9.1 for example.)
After I got the System Update to start the update, it tells me that
there are 614 packages that requires changes and it requires manual
intervention (I have not really installed anything outside the SuSE
packages, only KCheckMail...). Ok, then I was presented with a couple
of package conflicts... not too bad, except that the choices were very
bad (should I not update hwinfo or should I remove sax2 saxtools?
Doesn't sound like I'd like to remove sax2 or saxtools... but of
course later on I discovered that they are now sax2-gui and
sax2-tools! Thank's for not telling me this at this point!).
So, I select cancel and go through all the packages I want and
pressing check dependencies in turn. No conflicts. Now, I might be a
noobie with linux, but not with computers... so I export the selection
list. Then I press Accept. After that I'm till shown a large number of
packages that have been added automatically even though I did not have
problems according to the detect dependencies. What's this?
After that I'm back at the update system dialog, where as everything
else is OK, I select Next. Expecting installation to begin... but only
thing that happens is that the dialog is closed. Then nothing.
So I try again. Import the selection done in last step. Check
dependencies. Now there are conflicts again! Why? Before I saved the
list, I checked it and it did not have conflicts. Can anybody tell me
what's happening here? After solving those again, the same thing
happens... i.e. nothing. No installation of update.
I looked through the manuals of SuSE, but didn't find anything about
the system update function. I also Googled the web and this list to
find anything, but no. So either nobody uses that function or it works
perfectly for everybody else. What am I doing wrong?
(I tried to list all the applets and messages here, so if anybody else
has the same problem, they should be able to find this... provided of
course, that somebody can help me...?)
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