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    Cool Remove Tumbleweed

    Hello,
    I have Tumbleweed installed in my repo's but I would like to remove it. I did not seek to install this version I do remember that whilst installing some software (Can't remember which) it asked me if I wanted to install tumbleweed as it was needed for that software. Not knowing the consequences (Lack of experience, knowledge) I said yes but now I would like to remove it.
    Is it possible and if so how please?

    Many thanks for your much appreciated help.

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    Default Re: Remove Tumbleweed

    Darren,

    You should remove all repos except
    Oss, Non-Oss, Updates

    And do

    Code:
    su -
    zypper dup
    But honestly. I wouldn't.
    It will be quicker and less painful just to re-install.

    Then only use the the above repos with Packman and perhaps you may need a graphics driver repo.
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    Default Re: Remove Tumbleweed

    Thanks, but why cant I just remove the repo's isnt it like an uninstall of that software? Why do you favor a re-install?

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    Default Re: Remove Tumbleweed

    Quote Originally Posted by darren787 View Post
    Thanks, but why cant I just remove the repo's isnt it like an uninstall of that software? Why do you favor a re-install?
    Experience tells me a re-install will be far easier
    Uninstall...? With all you have installed it'll be a near impossibility. At least at your experience level.
    Even if it was in my sweaty mit, I'd re-install.
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    Default Re: Remove Tumbleweed

    The reason I am asking is some seem to be saying that an inexperienced user should not have this repo but it hasnt caused me to many problems at this stage. Could it become more of a problem in the future with any upgrades they do to Tumbleweed? or could it be ok for the long term if its ok now?

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    Default Re: Remove Tumbleweed

    Darren:
    It's not ideal, but it should be OK
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    Default Re: Remove Tumbleweed

    If you aren't having any problems with the tumbleweed repo I would suggest that you stick with it. It will just mean that your system will be more up-todate than a stock 11.4 install.

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    Default Re: Remove Tumbleweed

    On 2011-09-21 22:36, dth2 wrote:
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    > If you aren't having any problems with the tumbleweed repo I would
    > suggest that you stick with it. It will just mean that your system will
    > be more up-todate than a stock 11.4 install.


    And peculiar problems of that distro.

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    On 2011-09-21 18:16, darren787 wrote:
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    > Thanks, but why cant I just remove the repo's isnt it like an uninstall
    > of that software? Why do you favor a re-install?


    If you know what software came from that repo, yes, you can change it to
    software from another repo.

    Let me see...

    There is a somewhat tedious method I have used in the past.

    If you disable a repo and fire up the yast package manager (qt flavor),
    installed packages that came from that repo will show in red, I think (view
    by repository, @system pseudorepo, sort on the mini-icon). It would be then
    a matter of reviewing the entire list and change package by package to
    another from a standard repo. For doing this it is better to disable
    "autocheck" in the dependencies menu, and enable it back on the end, and
    solve whatever problems at that point.

    At worst, with the above method nothing is done till you hit "accept" at
    the end. I know it is tedious, but is safer in my mind than a "zypper dup".
    And you do not need to disable more repos.

    If you are unsure, don't do it. :-)

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    Default Re: Remove Tumbleweed

    Re tumbleweed, I havnt had to many problems but I have had some audio, flash and update issues which I have been able to solve with help, everything else seems stable enough.
    robin_listas - Thanks for mentioning about the items listed in red in the software list as I wondered what that was.

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