Aug 5, 2010

Upgraded to openSUSE 11.3

I have upgraded my office workstation to openSUSE 11.3 today. Here I document the migration so that you don't have to repeat my mistakes.

I went via the command line and ventured to keep all additional repos enabled. So switching the repos was done simply by sed -i "s/11\.2/11.3/g" /etc/zypp/repos.d/*

The KDE session crashed after kdelibs4-core had been updated. No big deal, so I ran zypper dup again.
The /home directory is mounted via NFS, so filesystem.rpm failed when it wanted to reset the permissions of /home. Updating it explicitly after unmounting /home was easy, only unmounting it was harder because the crashed session left processes still accessing the home. fuser -v /home found them.

The NFS mount is also authenticated by Kerberos and there is a bug so I got
mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting
I had to rebuild and update a package and tweak a config file. See bnc#614293 for the details (thanks to mcaj for the reference).

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