System upgrade openSUSE 11.0 to openSUSE 11.1 with zypper

I had to set up a server. The hoster offers openSUSE 11.0 at the moment but no openSUSE 11.1 yet. As I like to go with the latest and greatest I decided to upgrade the system to openSUSE 11.1 after using the hoster’s installation image for openSUSE 11.0. I searched on the web how a system upgrade should be done this time. (It seems to differ all the time.) I found a zypper command chain. Change the installation reposotories in /etc/zypp/repos.d to the new version and type:

zypper refresh
zypper dist-upgrade

I did excatly that. It did refresh a few packages but as I guessed immediately not enough. I tried over. It did not help. Here is the solution. Delete all subdirectories in /var/cache/zypper and execute the commands above again.


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