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    Default openSUSE 11.2 Upgrade

    Will there be a convient way to upgrade from openSUSE 11.1 to 11.2 instead of a clean install? sorry if there's already threads about this but please just point me in the right direction.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.2 Upgrade

    Some have successfully replaced their repo's with 11.2 versions and then exit to CLI and run
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    zypper dup
    Well I say 11.2 versions but what I mean is they did it with 11.0 to 11.1
    11.2 should better support zypper dup

    The problem is, at the time of release not all your 3rd party applications (eg; from Packman) will be available in the repo's.

    For me, a new install is always the way to go (keep /home)
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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.2 Upgrade

    The DVD version normally as an upgrade option; the disadvantage is that it goes through every application individually and the last time I used it, it took 12 hours to upgrade. Keeping /home and doing a fresh install normally takes less than 40 minutes. You may have to add a few applications manually but the whole process is so much quicker.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.2 Upgrade

    * john hudson wrote, On 08/11/2009 09:56 AM:
    > The DVD version normally as an upgrade option; the disadvantage is that
    > it goes through every application individually and the last time I used
    > it, it took 12 hours to upgrade. Keeping /home and doing a fresh install
    > normally takes less than 40 minutes. You may have to add a few
    > applications manually but the whole process is so much quicker.


    Also the upgrade will leave a lot of .rpmnew files and configurations to check manually.
    I also prefer the way to keep /home and replace the OS itself.

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    I agree on the fresh install being easiest much of the time.

    I will likely do this for 11.2 when I decide it is time. Especially in my case as a KDE 4 user that has moved through 4.0 to being on 4.3 factory during the lifespan of 11.1.

    I want to do a fresh install when I have been agressively updating my system with KDE, so I know I get down to the dependencies and everything on my new system.

    I am sure I could get it done through time on an update, but I would likely have to go through a long list of resolutions, and deleting programs that won't have the right dependencies yet in 3rd party repositories.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.2 Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by gregosmith View Post
    I will likely do this for 11.2 when I decide it is time. Especially in my case as a KDE 4 user that has moved through 4.0 to being on 4.3 factory during the lifespan of 11.1.
    I'm a big KDE user, hence the state of KDE will influence my decision as to when I migrate to openSUSE-11.2.

    I'm also a big KDE-3.5.10 user, but I have been playing on occasion with KDE-4.x to test its stability and utility for me. The recent KDE-4.3 does look attractive to me.

    Specifically, I installed openSUSE-11.2 milestone5 with KDE-4.3 on a sandbox PC (to test its functionality), and I also installed openSUSE-11.1 KDE-4.3 (from the new community liveCD) on the same PC. Because of the openSUSE-11.2 milestone5 bugs (some possibly associated with integration of the new kernel) I recommend users do not adopt openSUSE-11.2 milestone releases for nominal day to day stuff.

    But the KDE-4.3 installed from the openSUSE-11.1 live CD works well (I did find one annoying graphic bug ... possibly related to a theme I installed). I now feel confident in recommending that openSUSE-11.1 KDE-4.3 live CD to friends.

    openSUSE-11.2 is still labelled as a milestone release, and correctly so. OpenSUSE-11.2 milestone5 has some annoying bugs which disrupts its smooth functionality. Its not ready for the general public, but should only be installed by testers (IMHO).

    But I was impressed with KDE-4.3. As a big KDE-3.5.10 fan, I see a fairly even split now between the functionality of KDE4 and KDE3. KDE4 is missing some eye candy that I like in KDE3. But KDE4 has some eye candy that KDE3 does not have. The same is true for applications. Some KDE4 apps are not there yet. But often the KDE3 apps will run on KDE4.

    My current recommendation is users interested in openSUSE-11.2 who also want the best trouble free stability, should wait until January or February 2010 (ie a few months after the release). Typically for every openSUSE release, there is a massive number of fixes applied in the first few months after the GM (gold mastered) release hits the street.

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