LKBEN11469: Update OpenSuSE from 42.1 to 42.2.


You need to upgrade your distribution from an older to a newer version.


Needed to get security fixes.


To update your distribution you can use the following as a guide. Before you start, I would recommend a backup.

//linstall sb-release, not needed but usefull to check.

zypper install lsb-release


//Backup the old repositories

cd /etc/zypp/

cd repos.d/

cp -Rv /etc/zypp/repos.d /etc/zypp/repos.d.old


//check your repositories and deactivate the ones you do not need

zypper lr

//deactivate repository nr. 1 (on my machine! You might not need to do this)

zypper mr -d 1

//enable the update repository (you might not need to do this)

zypper modifyrepo --enable repo-update


//make shure you are on the latest version

zypper update


//prepare the repositories for the update from 42.1 to 42.2

sed -i 's/42.1/42.2/g' /etc/zypp/repos.d/*.repo


//Repositories need to be refreshed

zypper refresh

//Start the distribution update

zypper dup

//you need to restart




lsb-release -a

//now you need the check your services. Is everything Ok with the system...



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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

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