Server - Minor Version Upgrade with YaST
To perform the upgrade with YaST, use the Online Migration tool.
If YaST does not have the Online Migration tool available, install the
Before upgrading from SUSE Manager 4.0 to 4.2, ensure you do not have any unpublished patches. Check for unpublished patches by navigating to. You must publish or delete them before you upgrade.
For more information, see https://www.suse.com/releasenotes/x86_64/SUSE-MANAGER/4.1/index.html#_dropped_features.
From the command prompt, as root, ensure the spacewalk services are not running:
Launch the YaST online migration tool:
If there are older updates available, YaST will notify you and ask to install them first. You must install all package updates before performing the migration. For more information, see Server - Patch Level Upgrade (Z Upgrade).
YaST will show the possible migration targets with detailed summaries.
Select the appropriate target, and follow the prompts to complete the migration.
Reboot the server.
When rebooted the SUSE Manager spacewalk services are not running until you have migrated the PostgreSQL database to version 13.
Log in on the text console as root. If you are upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2, run the database migration script:
If you are upgrading from 4.0 to 4.2, run the database migration script:
Ensure the spacewalk services are running:
spacewalk-schema-upgradeis not needed anymore. It will be run during
During the upgrade, YaST will install all recommended packages.
This can significantly increase the installation size of the system.
To only install required packages, open the
/etc/zypp/zypp.conf configuration file and set these variables:
solver.onlyRequires = true installRecommends = false
This changes the behavior of all future package operations.