Third party packages removed during online/offline upgrade

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1

 


Situation

When upgrading SLES15 SPx to the next Service Pack third party packages are removed when calling "zypper dup" or "zypper migration".
After the server has been upgraded, these packages can be re-installed without conflicts.

Resolution

This is tentatively scheduled to be fixed in a future maintenance update.
Please contact SUSE Technical Support to get a PTF (temporary Fix).

The PTF (an updated libsolv (libsolv-tools and libzypp) package) needs to be installed before the migration, before calling dist-upgrade (zypper dup/zypper migration).
 

Workaround:
Before calling "zypper dup"/"zypper migration", set a lock on the packages you wish to keep:
# zypper addlock <package>

Cause

Weak choice rules for orphaned packages is to delete them.

Status

Reported to Engineering

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:000020400
  • Creation Date: 29-Sep-2021
  • Modified Date:01-Oct-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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