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    Default Switching from 15.3 to tumbleweed/15.4

    I've just realised I've posted this in the wrong forum... sorry!!

    I use Leap and usually when a new version is released I take it as an opportunity to do a fresh install. This time round however I feel it will be a long arduous task.

    Sooo, although I like using Leap it kind of makes sense to switch to Tumbleweed. It seems to be a simple matter of changing the repos to the Tumbleweed repos and doing a
    Code:
    zypper dup
    One repo I'm curious about though is "http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/$releasever/sle/"
    Should I just disable it or is it used with Tumbleweed?

    Or can I easily upgrade to 15.4 the same way when it's released? I have a few community packages installed needed for my printer and Handbrake. I'm guessing updates might take time to trickle through.

    Below are my repos. It's almost standard. (I tried to attach a screenshot but it seems protondrive doesn't allow images to be used like that)
    richard@localhost:~> zypper lr -uRepository priorities are without effect. All enabled repositories share the same priority.


    # | Alias | Name | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | URI
    ---+----------------------------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------+--------------------------------------------------------------------
    1 | Brave-Browser | Brave-Browser | Yes | (r ) Yes | No | http://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/x86_64/
    2 | VeraCrypt | openSUSE 15.3 Security (VeraCrypt) | Yes | (r ) Yes | No | http://repos.opensuse.org/repositori...USE_Leap_15.3/
    3 | code | Visual Studio Code | Yes | (r ) Yes | No | https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/vscode
    4 | download.nvidia.com-$releasever | nVidia Graphics Drivers | Yes | (r ) Yes | No | https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/15.3
    5 | ftp.gwdg.de-openSUSE_Leap_$releasever | Packman Repository | Yes | (r ) Yes | No | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/pa...USE_Leap_15.3/
    6 | openSUSE_Leap_15.3 | openSUSE 15.3 Graphics (libtiff for Canon driver) | Yes | (r ) Yes | No | http://repos.opensuse.org/repositori...USE_Leap_15.3/
    7 | opensuse-guide.org-openSUSE_Leap_$releasever | Libdvdcss Repository | Yes | (r ) Yes | No | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Leap_15.3/
    8 | repo-backports-update | Update repository of openSUSE Backports | Yes | (r ) Yes | No | http://download.opensuse.org/update/...5.3/backports/
    9 | repo-non-oss | Non-OSS Repository | Yes | (r ) Yes | No | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib.../repo/non-oss/
    10 | repo-oss | Main Repository | Yes | (r ) Yes | No | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...15.3/repo/oss/
    11 | repo-sle-update | Update repository with updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 | Yes | (r ) Yes | No | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.3/sle/
    12 | repo-update | Main Update Repository | Yes | (r ) Yes | No | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.3/oss/
    13 | repo-update-non-oss | Non-OSS Update Repository | Yes | (r ) Yes | No | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.3/non-oss/

    Thanks for any help. I should probably just try the switch to Tumbleweed but I'm scared I'll mess it up so much that I won't be able to rollback.



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    Default Re: Switching from 15.3 to tumbleweed/15.4

    Moved it to Install/Boot/Login in the asking for technical help part.
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    Default Re: Switching from 15.3 to tumbleweed/15.4

    You certainly can Upgrade from 15.3 > 15.4.

    I doubt you can from 15.3 > Tumbleweed (but others may have a different view) and need a fresh instal (also you can of course keep user data).

    You should really only go to Tumbleweed if you have convinced yourself you have very good reasons for that.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Switching from 15.3 to tumbleweed/15.4

    Just days ago I saw in reading recently opened bug reports a suse dev stated upgrade from Leap to TW is supported, but not the reverse - there's no provision for reversing /usr-move.

    Quote Originally Posted by OS499846 View Post
    One repo I'm curious about though is "http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/$releasever/sle/"
    Should I just disable it or is it used with Tumbleweed?
    There is no corresponding repo for it in TW, and neither for backports. Disable both OK, but better to remove. Your optional repos will need to be changed to TW if existing, otherwise (disabled or) removed.
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    Default Re: Switching from 15.3 to tumbleweed/15.4

    If it's me I will just do a clean install.
    You still have a choice to retain your /home. Take note of the application
    you are using and find out if it is in tumbleweed and add it after tumbleweed is already running.

    Just download the latest tumbleweed snapshot iso.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Switching from 15.3 to tumbleweed/15.4

    You should have very good reasons before you move from a stable version (e.g. LEAP 15.3 to Tumbleweed) to a rolling release version.
    What drives your desire?

    It might be better to wait [assuming your "/home" is in a separate partition ] and do an upgrade new system root "/" install to LEAP 15.4 in a month or so. Try that, then if wanted upgrade to Tumbleweed.
    Note it is a one-way journey. To go back you would have to completely reinstall a LEAP version.
    Regards
    Eionmac
    openSUSE LEAP 15.3 , Windows 10 ; standby Leap 15.3 on second USB external drive. Various old computers dual boot and Live Linux distros

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