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KeN Etter
23-Apr-2015, 17:01
Upgrading a SLES 11 SP2 server to SLES 11 SP3 using zypper using these
docs:
https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/book_sle_deployment/data/sec_update_sle11sp1.html

ran this:
zypper se -t product | grep -h -- "-migration" | cut -d'|' -f2

It returned both of these:
SUSE_SLES-SP2-migration
SUSE_SLES-SP3-migration

sync:~ # zypper in -t product SUSE_SLES-SP2-migration
Refreshing service 'nu_novell_com'.
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...
2 Problems:
Problem: product:SUSE_SLES-11.2-1.538.x86_64 obsoletes
SUSE_SLES-SP2-migration provided by
product:SUSE_SLES-SP2-migration-11.1-1.6.x86_64
Problem: product:SUSE_SLES-11.2-1.538.x86_64 requires sles-release =
11.2-1.538, but this requirement cannot be provided

Problem: product:SUSE_SLES-11.2-1.538.x86_64 obsoletes
SUSE_SLES-SP2-migration provided by
product:SUSE_SLES-SP2-migration-11.1-1.6.x86_64
Solution 1: downgrade of product:SUSE_SLES-11.2-1.538.x86_64 to
product:SUSE_SLES-11.1-1.206.x86_64
Solution 2: do not install
product:SUSE_SLES-SP2-migration-11.1-1.6.x86_64

So I am wondering whether I really need SUSE_SLES-SP2-migration?
If I do need it, which Solution should I use?

Thanks!
Ken

ketter
23-Apr-2015, 18:49
On Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:01:53 GMT, KeN Etter
<ketter@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

>So I am wondering whether I really need SUSE_SLES-SP2-migration?

Opened SR with NTS and found out I don't need it.

Ken

smflood
24-Apr-2015, 10:13
On 23/04/2015 18:49, KeN Etter wrote:

> Opened SR with NTS and found out I don't need it.

Agreed - SUSE_SLES-SP2-migration is for upgrading from SLES11 SP1 to
SLES11 SP2. How did the server get (to) SLES11 SP2? Was it a fresh
install or upgraded from SLES11 SP1? If the latter perhaps a different
procedure was followed?

HTH.
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Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

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ketter
24-Apr-2015, 15:24
On Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:13:48 GMT, Simon Flood
<smflood@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

>On 23/04/2015 18:49, KeN Etter wrote:
>
>> Opened SR with NTS and found out I don't need it.
>
>Agreed - SUSE_SLES-SP2-migration is for upgrading from SLES11 SP1 to
>SLES11 SP2.
That is what I thought, just wanted to confirm.

> How did the server get (to) SLES11 SP2? Was it a fresh
>install or upgraded from SLES11 SP1? If the latter perhaps a different
>procedure was followed?
It was upgraded to SP2 using the physical media offline method. But
I've been using zypper more now, getting comfortable with it, and
understanding the process better, so that is what I prefer to use now.

Thanks,
Ken

smflood
24-Apr-2015, 15:28
On 24/04/2015 15:24, KeN Etter wrote:

> It was upgraded to SP2 using the physical media offline method.

That would explain it as the offline method doesn't involve installing
SUSE_SLES-SPx-migration.

> But
> I've been using zypper more now, getting comfortable with it, and
> understanding the process better, so that is what I prefer to use now.

This has certainly improved through the SLES versions and is also my
preferred method of upgrading (though it's not a supported option for
upgrading to SLES12).

HTH.
--
Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

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