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yast2 wagon should be a fully graphic upgrade tool

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I really like it that yast2-wagon exists for users to upgrade from release to release.  It effectively does a zypper dup, but via a nicer gui interface.

The trouble in my mind is that it still takes way to many seperate steps as is.

Quoting just the top level details from http://old-en.opensuse.org/Wagon


  1. Ensure you have yast2-wagon installed
  2. As of openSUSE 11.2 Wagon will update the upgrade stack as part of its automated process, so there is no need to ensure you have run zypper up or equivalent
  3. Ensure you have the the correct repositories enabled
  4. Start YaST2 wagon
  5. Follow the dialogs
  6. reboot


Taking those steps one at a time:

  1. yast2-wagon should be part of the standand yast pattern in my opinion.  It currently is not, so it has to be separately installed which makes little sense for a tool designed to simplify the upgrade process.
  2. That was a great improvement that went into 11.2, so I'm happy. (Other than the current bugzilla against the yast2-wagon dependencies in the 11.3 release.  I wish that would be fixed.)
  3. It would be great if yast2-wagon would launch with a user selectable distro to upgrade to.  Then once a user selected 11.4 as an example, it would walk the user through upgrading his repos to the 11.4 compatible ones.
  4. Once 3) is incorporated it would be great to get a easy to click icon for wagon either within yast itself, or on the system menus.
  5. This appears to be an effort to achieve automatic repo updates, but I'm not sure.

Unfortunately, the above can be implemented for the 11.3 => 11.4 upgrade but only if the upgraded yast2-wagon is released via online update.  That is because it involves updating the repo handling prior to pulling down a new copy of wagon from the 11.4 repos.



icons/user_comment.png A. M. wrote: (8 years ago)

This is a good idea.

icons/user_comment.png R. M. wrote: (8 years ago)

Ad. 3. It should pick up repositories of all newer release by itself as they are in predictable place. Just read the 



If there are other repos warn user that they have to be disabled before upgrade.

icons/user_comment.png O. K. wrote: (16 months ago)

As yast-wagon is obsoleted the feature will not be feasible to be implemented based on yast-wagon: https://github.com/yast/yast-wagon

Please continue discussion in other feature requests which are written in a more generic way and can be still applicable, e.g. https://features.opensuse.org/313441

Last change: 16 months ago
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