My real OS is TW, but recently i’ve also been playing around with Leap 42.3 in some VMs. This enquiry concerns Leap.
I have created a Leap 42.3 KDE VM, configured it to my tastes, then cloned it. The purpose of the clone is for me to experiment with the semi-official KDE repos, knowing that if i “destroy” Leap i still have my good original VM on which i can fall back. It’s kind of like a Master Leap VM, whilst the clone is so i can go “wild & crazy” without any important permanent ramifications.
From https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:KDE_repositories#Updated_KDE_Applications_only i read:
Updated KDE Applications only
If you’re using the official, supported and tested core KDE packages provided with the distribution, there are these additional repositories available for your consideration. Tumbleweed users do not need (but can, if they want) to use it, as new releases are submitted to Tumbleweed as soon as they’re available, and are usually pushed to standard repositories in a matter of days. This repository also serves as a development project for openSUSE:Factory.
In YaST i then added:
- **Extra: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/**
In https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:KDE_repositories#KDE_Frameworks_5_.26_Plasma_5 i read:
KDE Frameworks 5 & Plasma 5
Releases of KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5. Since openSUSE 13.2, KDE Frameworks 5 (KF5) libraries, and Plasma 5 components are part of the standard distribution repositories. If you want test and/or use the latest release, you can use this repo.
Note for openSUSE Leap 42.x users: Leap 42.x ships with Qt 5.6.x, which is not recent enough for Plasma 5.10+, so to use KDE:Frameworks5, KDE:Qt5 is required. Use of that is not recommended as applications in the main or 3rd party repos might break due to API/ABI changes.
On the basis of this clear warning, i will not be surprised if this VM therefore, sooner or later becomes unusable… but this quarantined experiment is all part of my learning process. In YaST i added:
- **Qt 5: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Qt5/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/** - ****KDE Frameworks 5:[http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Frameworks5/openSUSE_Leap_42.3](http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Frameworks5/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/)****
So, all that said, what is the next step i should take with Leap in this VM pls… do i do a zypper dup [like i do in TW], or continue with Leap’s normal zypper up? I am assuming it would be dup, but i want to give this VM the best possible chance of success, without me making some stupid error right from the start.