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rgladkowski
06-Feb-2015, 16:36
Hello guys,

while upgrading from SLES SP2 to SP3 i can see, along with the common:
"sles11-sp3-pool-x86_64-sap-sp3"
"sles11-sp3-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3"

channels also this ones:

sles11-sp1-pool-x86_64-sap-sp3
sles11-sp1-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3
sles11-sp2-core-x86_64-sap-sp3
sles11-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3

Im a bit confused, thus the question here is what is the purpose of this channels?
Are they also mendatory for distribution upgrade process? As just mentioned, usualy i would only those:

sles11-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3
sles11-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3


Thanks,
Rafael

smflood
06-Feb-2015, 18:28
On 06/02/2015 15:44, rgladkowski wrote:

> while upgrading from SLES SP2 to SP3 i can see, along with the common:
>
> "sles11-sp3-pool-x86_64-sap-sp3"
> "sles11-sp3-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3"

So you also have SLES for SAP Applications installed?

> channels also this ones:
>
> sles11-sp1-pool-x86_64-sap-sp3
> sles11-sp1-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3
> sles11-sp2-core-x86_64-sap-sp3
> sles11-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3
>
> Im a bit confused, thus the question here is what is the purpose of this
> channels?
> Are they also mendatory for distribution upgrade process? As just
> mentioned, usualy i would only those:
>
> sles11-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3
> sles11-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3

With "regular" SLES11 you would normally have the -Pool and -Updates
channels but with SLES11 SP2 SUSE changed things such that you needed
both SP1 and SP2 channels. They then reverted that change with SP3.

Please see TID 7010225[1] which lists the software repos used by SLES11
SP2. You may also find TID 7001199[2] useful which, whilst lists which
repos you'd need to mirror with SMT, has an explanation of the various
repos.

The important thing when upgrading is that if you have any packages
installed via any of the channels then you need to make sure you add the
same channel for the next version you're upgrading to.

HTH.

[1] https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7010225
[2] https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7001199
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Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

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rgladkowski
07-Feb-2015, 19:50
Hello Simon

[QUOTE=smflood;26250]On 06/02/2015 15:44, rgladkowski wrote:

> while upgrading from SLES SP2 to SP3 i can see, along with the common:
>
> "sles11-sp3-pool-x86_64-sap-sp3"
> "sles11-sp3-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3"

So you also have SLES for SAP Applications installed?

indeed, but the only one SAP related channel is called "SLE11-SP3-SAP-Updates for x86_64 " - theres only some HANA DB updates


> channels also this ones:
>
> sles11-sp1-pool-x86_64-sap-sp3
> sles11-sp1-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3
> sles11-sp2-core-x86_64-sap-sp3
> sles11-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3
>
> Im a bit confused, thus the question here is what is the purpose of this
> channels?
> Are they also mendatory for distribution upgrade process? As just
> mentioned, usualy i would only those:
>
> sles11-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3
> sles11-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3

> With "regular" SLES11 you would normally have the -Pool and -Updates
A channels but with SLES11 SP2 SUSE changed things such that you needed
A both SP1 and SP2 channels. They then reverted that change with SP3.

ah i see

> Please see TID 7010225[1] which lists the software repos used by SLES11
> SP2. You may also find TID 7001199[2] useful which, whilst lists which
> repos you'd need to mirror with SMT, has an explanation of the various
> repos.

> The important thing when upgrading is that if you have any packages
> installed via any of the channels then you need to make sure you add the
> same channel for the next version you're upgrading to.

oki, after your recomendation i also subscribed for the

"sles11-sp1-pool-x86_64-sap-sp3"
"sles11-sp2-core-x86_64-sap-sp3"
"sles11-sp2-suse-manager-tools-x86_64-sap-sp"
"sles11-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3"
"sles11-sp3-pool-x86_64-sap-sp3"

channles, ran "zypper update -t patch" several times ..and after one reboot, it seems to be done.


Thanks Simon for the clarification!!

smflood
12-Feb-2015, 16:18
On 07/02/2015 18:54, rgladkowski wrote:

> oki, after your recomendation i also subscribed for the
>>
>>"sles11-sp1-pool-x86_64-sap-sp3"
>>"sles11-sp2-core-x86_64-sap-sp3"
>>"sles11-sp2-suse-manager-tools-x86_64-sap-sp"
>>"sles11-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp3"
>>"sles11-sp3-pool-x86_64-sap-sp3"
>>
>>channles, ran "zypper update -t patch" several times ..and after one
>>reboot, it seems to be done.
>>
>>
>>Thanks Simon for the clarification!!

I think you've misread the TIDs I linked - if you have SLES11 SP3
(without or without SAP) then your server should only be subscribed to
SP3-related channels and certainly not the SP1 or SP2 ones.

HTH.
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Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

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