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    Default How do I update to pre-release version

    Hi,

    I want to check out pre-release version. If I change my repositories to factory repos, and do a distribution update, would it work? Or should I do something else?
    The only problem with troubleshooting is that sometimes trouble shoots back.
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    Default Re: How do I update to pre-release version

    You can change your repositories to factory, and do a distribution update.

    Command:

    zypper dup

    Right now they are at openSUSE 11.5 Milestone 0.


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    Default Re: How do I update to pre-release version

    Quote Originally Posted by Romanator View Post
    You can change your repositories to factory, and do a distribution update.

    Command:

    zypper dup

    Right now they are at openSUSE 11.5 Milestone 0.


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    Hi, one more question, are these correct factory repos to update to?

    Index of /factory/repo/oss
    Index of /factory/repo/non-oss

    And isn't there an update or packman repo for factory?
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    Default Re: How do I update to pre-release version

    Quote Originally Posted by yasar11732 View Post
    Hi, one more question, are these correct factory repos to update to?

    Index of /factory/repo/oss
    Index of /factory/repo/non-oss

    1. Update Repository
    Quote Originally Posted by yasar11732 View Post
    And isn't there an update
    I guess this would be something like
    Index of /update/11.5
    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.5/
    But as I understood the policy for the factory distribution this 'update_ repository is mostly empty -> there are only sometimes a few (fake?) packages added to that rep just for testing the (automatic) update programs.

    This is in my opinion because the factory distribution is a (not stable) rolling release and the main (oss, non-oss) repositories get constantly updated (and are not fixed like in a stable release like openSUSE 11.4, ..., openSUSE 11.x).

    2. Packman repository
    Quote Originally Posted by yasar11732 View Post
    or packman repo for factory?
    These (clones) are to find under <mirror>/suse/Factory/Essentials/
    with the URLs from ftp://packman.links2linux.de/pub/packman/MIRRORS for <mirror>

    like Index of /suse/Factory/Essentials
    Code:
    http://packman.unixheads.com/suse/Factory/Essentials/
    Compare:
    - Packman Repositories -> /factory/ and /Factory/Essentials/ ON unixheads.com or ...or ...


    3.
    You may also have a look at:
    - SDB:System upgrade - openSUSE (for the usage of zypper dup)
    - Threads tagged with "zypper dup" in these forums
    - Factory-tested (I call it a semi stable rolling release)
    - Tumbleweed

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    Default Re: How do I update to pre-release version

    On 03/24/2011 03:36 PM, yasar11732 wrote:
    > Or should I do something else?


    solve the problems you have with 11.4, because it is highly unlikely
    you will find the fixes to any problems you now have are in the code
    in Factory..

    don't do it, you will be sorry......but, it IS your machine and the
    others have given you all . . .

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    Default Re: How do I update to pre-release version

    On 2011-03-24 15:36, yasar11732 wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I want to check out pre-release version. If I change my repositories to
    > factory repos, and do a distribution update, would it work? Or should I
    > do something else?


    Don't.

    Install on a secondary partition.

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    Question Re: How do I update to pre-release version

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2011-03-24 15:36, yasar11732 wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I want to check out pre-release version. If I change my repositories to
    > factory repos, and do a distribution update, would it work? Or should I
    > do something else?


    Don't.

    Install on a secondary partition.

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    Oh, surly. I did not thought that yasar11732 wanted to replace a stable version - just to know a way to have a running factory installation.

    I though yasar11732 would know that Factory is the name of the unstable distribution of openSUSE and should not be used for productive work - just for testing to help yourself and others to have a following working stable release...

    And as there is no milestone for the unnamed [11.4+x] released jet - shall yasar11732 better try to use one of the automatically build and not at all tested iso images (currently: Build0026) from
    Index of /factory/iso ?

    An advantage may be that he will be able to test it as a live system before installing.

    But until now there seems to be no automatic testing been done with the Build0026 according to:
    openQA.opensuse.org

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    Default Re: How do I update to pre-release version

    Hey,

    Thanks for all the advices, I decided to not to try unstable version, as I don't want to have 2 different versions lying around, and it seems like I can't use factory version for normal use. But my question is,

    Would it be really that unstable to prevent me from doing daily stuff. All I actually do is, use browser, mp3 and movie player, and office software from time to time.
    The only problem with troubleshooting is that sometimes trouble shoots back.
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    Default Re: How do I update to pre-release version

    On 03/27/2011 07:06 PM, yasar11732 wrote:
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    > Hey,
    >
    > Thanks for all the advices, I decided to not to try unstable version,
    > as I don't want to have 2 different versions lying around, and it seems
    > like I can't use factory version for normal use. But my question is,
    >
    > Would it be really that unstable to prevent me from doing daily stuff.
    > All I actually do is, use browser, mp3 and movie player, and office
    > software from time to time.


    From the reopening of the Factory repo following the release of the GM, there
    are no guarantees that anything there is stable, or will even run. All you know
    is that it has built..

    As for trusting those builds, I am a member of the Testing Core Team and it is
    my duty to test those builds; however, my testing is restricted to installing in
    a virtual machine with its minimal hardware and isolated disk. Only when we
    reach M5 or M6 do I even consider installing in a real machine. I have extra
    partitions that I can use for both / and /home. Only when I am confident that it
    is not going to blow up and destroy the file systems do I edit /etc/fstab and
    allow the new release to see my real /home.

    You would probably be able to do real work at the moment; however, the quality
    goes way down before it starts to improve. Unless you want to devote your entire
    time to testing, I would stay with stable for the next 6 months, or so.

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    Default Re: How do I update to pre-release version

    On 2011-03-28 02:06, yasar11732 wrote:

    > Would it be really that unstable to prevent me from doing daily stuff.
    > All I actually do is, use browser, mp3 and movie player, and office
    > software from time to time.


    Depends on how good you are on solving problems on your own >:-)

    There are no guarantees.

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