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    Default Why must a complete dist-upgrade be done every time?

    I live in the middle of nowhere, where the network is slow and unreliable. Why do I have to do a full dist-upgrade? Arch for instance has a command that downloads delta packages when running pacman -Syu and nothing else.

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    Default Re: Why must a complete dist-upgrade be done every time?

    Quote Originally Posted by daemonspudguy View Post
    I live in the middle of nowhere, where the network is slow and unreliable. Why do I have to do a full dist-upgrade? Arch for instance has a command that downloads delta packages when running pacman -Syu and nothing else.
    Hi
    Because every release is a new one, that's how Tumbleweed rolls... if you want to update then Leap is what should be used.
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    Default Re: Why must a complete dist-upgrade be done every time?

    Quote Originally Posted by daemonspudguy View Post
    I live in the middle of nowhere, where the network is slow and unreliable. Why do I have to do a full dist-upgrade? Arch for instance has a command that downloads delta packages when running pacman -Syu and nothing else.
    Leap is a better match for your situation.
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    Default Re: Why must a complete dist-upgrade be done every time?

    From the terminal, start the Update with
    Code:
    sudo zypper dup
    before going to sleep, the next day it will be finished
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    Correct me if I'm wrong .
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    Default Re: Why must a complete dist-upgrade be done every time?

    Quote Originally Posted by enziosavio View Post
    From the terminal, start the Update with
    Code:
    sudo zypper dup
    before going to sleep, the next day it will be finished
    Yes, good suggestion. Alternatively, try:
    Code:
    sudo zypper dup --download-only
    That will download all of the packages. You can then update in the morning, if you like to watch the update while it is going on.

    However, I think the earlier advice to try Leap is probably the best idea.
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