openSUSE 15.1 to 15.2 upgrade notes

In a previous article I showed how to upgrade a distro using zypper, but after the first reboot some issue might always happen, that’s why I collected all the changes and the tweaks I applied switching from openSUSE 15.1 to 15.2.

Rollback a package installation under openSUSE

Even if the 99,9% of times all the applications released through the official repositories are reliable and perfectly working, sometime a buggy package might get installed on our systems after an update. With a few steps we can rollback to the previous version taking advantage of the feature made available by package managers and repositories.

Under the hood of zypper_upgraderepo gem

Zypper-upgraderepo came in my mind the day I realized to abandon the old method of download and burn the ISO to upgrade my openSUSE Linux distro. There is nothing wrong on reinstalling everything from zero and clean up all the junk accumulated, but the good ability of Yast and Zypper to keep the system in good conditions after several package installations and removals, made me think to take advantage of the dist-upgrade command.

Sysroot does not seem to be an OS tree

Sometimes error messages can result in more scared than they are, especially those strictly related to the boot loading. In that situation, when the error message is not much clear, we wrongly assume that a clean reinstallation is the only solution.

openSUSE 15.0 to 15.1 Upgrade notes

In a previous article I shown how to upgrade a distro using zypper, but after the first reboot some issue might always happen, that’s why I collected all the changes and the tweaks I applied to switch from openSUSE 15.0 to 15.1.