Re: Packman has YAST doesn't
- From: David Bolt <blacklist-me@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 18:30:51 +0100
On Fri, 19 Oct 2007, EOS wrote:-
because of dvdstyler i don't use 10.3
I've never tried it so can't say if that would be a good reason for me
to refrain from upgrading.
plus there are problems with 10.3
if i came from suse 10.0 to openSUSE 10.2
there was also problems.......
You can imagine the fun that I should have had when going from 10.0 to
10.3 then. It was actually quite easy, despite hardware limitations, and
only raised a few problems. It was also the first experience with
installing while using VNC from another system.
The first problem was the DVD drive is an old DVD writer that has issues
reading some DVDRs. Luckily, it read the initial loader and so I could
use that to perform a net install.
The second problem was, due to the extensive addition of third-party
packages, I ended up almost in a dependency hell. I got out of that by
cancelling any changes I made, telling it to only update the installed
packages, and then went into the package manager and told it to update
The end results of that was to remove all the addition software I'd
installed. Not much of a problem as I either built the packages myself,
and already had 10.3 packages available to add after the installation,
or they came from Packman or Guru, and so I can also easily add them
Those were the only problems during the upgrade and, despite the
concerns about the swap from /dev/hd? to /dev/sd?, it all worked out
very well. Took around 2 hours to complete the upgrade, and left me with
a system that was almost as it was beforehand.
there are no more troubles switching to openSUSE 10.3
compare openSUSE 10.2.
I did install openSUSE 10.3 (32 & 64bit) over 5 pc's now ;-)
Three 10.3 installs here so far, two were 32bit x86 and one was on a
32bit PPC. One of the 32bit installs was a gradual upgrade from 10.2
going through almost all the alphas, betas, and RC1 to GM. The other was
an upgrade from 10.0 to 10.3. Not one of the x86 installs caused any
major trouble. The PPC install did cause some problems, but they were
caused by my reading the partitioning advice, and then not following it
 And that was really fun to do :|
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