6.8 Updating Installation Sources Using YaST

For the YaST package manager to know about updated packages residing on the Patches CD, ISO images, or on the network, you must register this latest source as an additional installation source and remove or disable the outdated installation source.

Setting new installation sources after an update to a Support Pack makes it possible for you to post-install any of the new services that come with the Support Pack and ensures that any dependencies on the core SLES services can use the latest versions. It also ensures that installing any Linux services from the core SLES doesn’t break any OES services.

If you want your installation source to be from CD:

  1. Open YaST.

  2. Click Software > Change Source of Installation.

  3. Click Add > CD.

    In the Software Source Media dialog box, a status for the Open Enterprise Server Version SPx CD is displayed.

  4. Select the status for the CD, then click Up until the status for the CD is listed first (highest priority).

  5. After adding the latest Support Pack as the first priority installation source, select the old installation source, then click Disable or Delete to remove it as an installation source.

    For example, if you just added Open Enterprise Server SP2 Version, you would remove or disable Open Enterprise Server SP1 Version.

  6. Click Finish.

  7. Close YaST.

If you want your installation source to be from the downloaded local ISO images:

  1. Before starting YaST, mount each of the the following ISO images.

    • oessp2linux01.iso
    • oessp2linux02.iso
    • oessp2linux03.iso

    To mount an image after downloading it to the local server, create a directory for each of the images in the /mnt directory, then enter the following command at a shell prompt:

    mount -o loop directory_name/iso_name /mnt/directory_name

    For example:

    If you have saved the files in the /patchcd directory and created the iso-1, iso-2, and iso-3 directories in the /mnt directory, you would enter the following command to mount the first ISO image:

    mount -o loop /patchcd/oessp2linux01.iso /mnt/iso-1

  2. Open YaST.

  3. Click Software > Change Source of Installation.

  4. Click Add > Local Directory.

  5. Browse to the yast/core9 directory of the first ISO image, then click OK > OK.

  6. Select the status for the image, then click Up until the status for the image is listed first (highest priority).

  7. After adding the latest Support Pack as the first priority installation source, select the old installation source, then click Disable or Delete to remove it as an installation source.

    For example, if you just added Open Enterprise Server SP2 Version, you would remove or disable Open Enterprise Server SP1 Version.

  8. Click Finish.

  9. Close YaST.

If you want your installation source to be a network installation source:

  1. Open YaST.

  2. Click Software > Change Source of Installation.

  3. Click Add > applicable_protocol.

    Applicable protocols include http, ftp, samba, and nfs.

  4. In the Server and Directory dialog box, type the following information, then click OK.

    • In the Server Name field, type the server name or IP address of the server that contains the contents of the Open Enterprise Server SPx CD 1.

    • In the Directory on Server field, type the path to the contents of the Open Enterprise Server SPx CD 1. This path should extend past the contents of the network installation directory.

      For example, if the DNS name for the installation server is linux_server1.example_co.com and the path to the network nfs installation is nfs://linux_server1.example_co/oes/sp2, then the Server Name field would contain linux_server1.example_co and the Directory on Server field would contain /oes/sp2//sles9/CD1.

    In the Software Source Media dialog box, a status for the Open Enterprise Server Version SPx applicable_protocol is displayed.

  5. Repeat Step 3 and Step 4 with the following exception:

    • In the Server Name field, type the server name or IP address of the server that contains the contents of the SUSE CORE Version 9 CD 1.

    • In the Directory on Server field, type the path to the contents of the SUSE CORE Version 9 CD 1. This path should extend past the contents of the network installation directory.

      For example, if the DNS name for the installation server is linux_server1.example.com and the path to the network nfs installation is nfs://linux_server1.example/oes/sp2, then the Server Name field would contain: linux_server1.example and the Directory on Server field would contain /oes/sp2//core9/CD1.

  6. Select the status for the applicable protocol, then click Up until the status for the protocol is listed first (highest priority).

  7. After adding the latest Support Pack as the first priority installation source, select the old installation source, then click Disable or Delete to remove it as an installation source.

    For example, if you just added Open Enterprise Server SP2 Version Linux, you would remove or disable Open Enterprise Server SP1 Version Linux.

  8. Click Finish.

  9. Close YaST.

  10. Continue with Configuring Services After Applying an OES Support Pack.