Safer distribution updates
Currently the documentation says that to do a distribution upgrade you should first update your software stack to the target distribution, then do a zypper dup. The software stack update can already kill your system.
zypper could allow an option that makes it first install a miniroot containing the update stack itself, then automatically switch over to the miniroot to do the "zypper dup".
Failsafe migrations for SLE
Set user benefit
- Related feature #315161: On-line migration between service packs
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Bob wants to migrate his server from SLE12 to SLE13 (or from SP1 to SP2). Upgrading the package management stack fails, but he keeps his original system untouched.
Joe wants to migrate his desktop from openSUSE 12.1 to 12.2.
Last change: 3 weeks ago