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Offline upgrade from SLES12SP5 to SLES15SP2 failing on SSL error.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2
Other SP combinations have not been tested but expect the same error.


Attempts to perform an offline upgrade from SLES12SP5 to SLES15SP2 using either the Full or Online media installers fails with the following error...



If the upgrade fails on a SSL error, and the problem system was subscribed to an SMT server, boot the problem system normally, unsubscribe it from the SMT server using the steps documented here...

... then retry the upgrade process and it will complete successfully.


The Installer detects SMT configured as an install source in /etc/SUSEConnect but cannot retrieve the SSL certificate, and so fails accordingly.


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  • Document ID:000019756
  • Creation Date: 26-Oct-2020
  • Modified Date:19-Nov-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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