How to in-place upgrade from openSUSE 15.0 to 15.1

Following along in my line of “Readers Digest” versions of the official Opensuse upgrades procedures (here are a couple of my past ones: 11.1, 11.2, 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13.1, 13.2, 42.1, 42.2, 42.3, and 15.0)… Here’s the latest for upgrading in-place from openSuse 15.0 to 15.1 below. Just be sure to run each of these lines one-at-a-time, not like a script.

And please… if you don’t know what you’re doing, please don’t do this. This process does not take many special conditions into account, since it is a simplified version. There’s a link at the end for the official documented instructions if you need further help. Now, let’s get to it:

# Make a snapshot before you proceed!
# Run the following as the root user, or insert all your sudo commands if you like
# Please ensure you have space to do an upgrade!
df -h
# If you can, do a final update (if the repos still exist)...
zypper ref;zypper up
# Now check your repos. Look for anything custom, and note it for later if so...
zypper lr --url
# Remove anything you don't need, for example:
zypper rr devel_languages_python
# Now, we actually do the UPGRADE…
# Back up all the old repos, just in-case...
cp -Rv /etc/zypp/repos.d /etc/zypp/repos.d.15.0
# Convert all the old repos to new...
sed -i 's/15.0/15.1/g' /etc/zypp/repos.d/*
# Verify the repos...
zypper lr --uri
# Import the keys for the repos and refresh the local cache…
zypper --gpg-auto-import-keys ref
# Do a Distribution UPgrade... and I like the option to download all the packages first, before installation (if space is available)...
zypper dup --download-in-advance
# And now that the upgrade is done, add back any custom repos at this point (optional, depends on your environment) 
# And reboot (and watch from a console)...

init 6

My advice is to make sure you have multiple terminal sessions during the upgrade, in case something goes a little strange, and make sure you have space for the kernel and all the files (especially if you have small /boot partitions).

Thanks to the folks at Suse; and here’s the thorough and detailed guide that I adapted this from:


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