I have a SLES 10 SP3 / OES2 SP2 server. I applied all relevent patches to the server at that level. I then applied OES2 SP3 via the Online Updater. It appeared to be going fine. When it finished it did not ask for a reboot which I thought interesting. So I rebooted anyway. After the reboot, rug pd -i and cat /etc/novell-release still showed the server at SP2. rug lu OES2-SP2-Updates showed no updates available. rug lu OES2-SP3-Updates returned an error.

Then I did the installation using rug in -t patch move-to-oes2-sp3 && rug ping -a That looked like it worked, but no reboot at the end. After I rebooted the server the queries all replied with the same info. SP2

So both methods looked like SP3 was installed, but the server is still SP2.

Anyone seen this before?